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Merck Announces China Approval of Fifth Indication for Keytruda

publication date: Jun 22, 2020

Merck/MSD reported China approval of Keytruda, its anti-PD-1 drug, as a second-line treatment for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The ESCC must be in patients with locally advanced or metastatic forms of the disease whose tumors express PD-L1. Merck noted that Keytruda is now approved in China for five indications in three different types of cancer, including first-line use in advanced non-small cell lung cancer and second-line treatment for advanced melanoma. More details....

Stock Symbol: (NYSE: MRK)

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