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Merck's Keytruda (pembrolizumab) Receives the US FDA's Approval for Second Indication in Cervical Cancer

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Merck's Keytruda (pembrolizumab) Receives the US FDA's Approval for Second Indication in Cervical Cancer

Tuba Khan

Merck's Keytruda (pembrolizumab) Receives the US FDA's Approval for Second Indication in Cervical Cancer

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  • The US FDA has approved Keytryda + CT- with/out bevacizumab- for the treatment of patients with persistent- recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer whose tumors express PD-L1 (CPS ≥1) as determined by an FDA-approved test
  • The approval is based on the P-III KEYNOTE-826 trial that demonstrated superior OS and PFS- ORR (68% vs 50%)- mDOR (18.0 vs 10.4mos.)
  • The approval marks the first anti-PD-1 combination approved as a 1L treatment for the targeted patients. Additionally- the FDA converted the accelerated approval of Keytruda as a single agent for recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer to a regular approval based on data from KEYNOTE-826 study

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