Mer­ck notch­es 38th ap­proval for Keytru­da, sev­enth in­di­ca­tion for gas­troin­testi­nal can­cer

The FDA on Thurs­day ap­proved Mer­ck’s an­ti-PD-1 ther­a­py to treat a type of gas­troin­testi­nal can­cer in com­bi­na­tion with chemother­a­py, mark­ing the drug’s 38th in­di­ca­tion.

The ap­proval is to treat lo­cal­ly ad­vanced un­re­sectable or metasta­t­ic HER2-neg­a­tive gas­tric or gas­troe­sophageal junc­tion ade­no­car­ci­no­ma when used in com­bi­na­tion with flu­o­ropy­rim­i­dine- and plat­inum-con­tain­ing chemother­a­py. It marks the drug’s sev­enth in­di­ca­tion for gas­troin­testi­nal can­cer.

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