Dr. Bendell Discusses Pembrolizumab in CRC

Johanna C. Bendell, MD
Published: Monday, Dec 18, 2017



Johanna C. Bendell, MD, medical oncologist, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, discusses pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in colorectal cancer (CRC).

Pembrolizumab is currently approved for any patient with a microsatellite instable tumors, including CRC. This is the first time that the FDA has approved an agent based on a biomarker, as opposed to a tumor type, says Bendell.
 
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Johanna C. Bendell, MD, medical oncologist, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, discusses pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in colorectal cancer (CRC).

Pembrolizumab is currently approved for any patient with a microsatellite instable tumors, including CRC. This is the first time that the FDA has approved an agent based on a biomarker, as opposed to a tumor type, says Bendell.
 



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