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Keytruda Now FDA-Approved for Patients with Melanoma


The KEYNOTE-054 Phase 3 clinical trial (NCT02362594) showed that the immune checkpoint inhibitor drug Keytruda decreased the risk of melanoma recurrence or death by 43% in comparison to a placebo drug. The drug has thus been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat patients with stage-3 melanoma (cancer has spread to […]

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Immunotherapy Efficacy in Patients with Metastatic Bladder Cancer

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In the past several years, many checkpoint inhibitors have been approved by the FDA for use in treating patients with metastatic bladder cancer. These drugs offer new options for doctors who are treating these patients, but they also pose the challenge of determining the best order in which to use them. Joaquim Bellmunt, MD, Ph.D., […]

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New Immunotherapy Guidelines Will Help Clinicians Treat Lung Cancer


After the FDA approved Opdivo to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in March of 2015, it replaced cytotoxic chemotherapy as the main method of treatment for the disease. Immunotherapy has since become preferable to chemotherapy, as many new checkpoint inhibitors have also been FDA-approved. But because many immunotherapy treatments were introduced to the lab […]

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