Support PBS listing for three adjuvant treatments of resected Stage III melanoma

Support PBS listing for three adjuvant treatments of resected Stage III melanoma

13 May 2019

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee is considering three treatments for the adjuvant treatment of resected Stage III melanoma at their July meeting. Pembrolizumab and Nivolumab have been resubmitted for consideration, and the outcome for the submission of Dabrafenib and Trametinib in BRAF positive patients was deferred from the last meeting. 

Part of the PBAC process invites clinicians, patients and other stakeholders in the cancer community to make submissions in support of the PBS listing.   

Submissions will be accepted until Wed 12 June 2019, and they can be made as follows:

  1. Email your input directly to the PBAC at CommentsPBAC@health.gov.au
  2. Mail your submission to the PBAC Secretariat: MDP 952, Department of Health and Ageing, GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601
  3. There is also an online portal for submission

Please note that if you are submitting via the online portal, there are two submissions for pembrolizumab. Please select the option that states Indication: Melanoma – the first pembrolizumab option.

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