In the battle against kidney cancer, Merck's keystone immunotherapy Keytruda edges in front
Merck $MRK may not just have a leg up over Bristol-Myers Squibb $BMY in the lucrative field of lung cancer. It looks like the company’s blockbuster checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda — largely considered the preeminent immunotherapy — is on its way to establishing its edge in renal cancer. Ahead of the Genitourinary (GU) Cancers Symposium later this week, an abstract detailing the results of a pivotal study testing a Keytruda combination in previously untreated renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients cemented the PD-1 drug’s leading status.
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