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FDA Discloses Data on Halted Pembrolizumab Myeloma Trials

Jason M. Broderick @jasoncology
Published: Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

Janet Woodcock, MD

Janet Woodcock, MD
The FDA released a statement today providing specific data from 2 phase III trials of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in multiple myeloma that the agency placed clinical holds on in July.

The FDA noted that its statement did not apply to any of pembrolizumab’s approved indications, which include melanoma, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, classical Hodgkin lymphoma, urothelial carcinoma, and microsatellite instability-high cancer.
FDA Alerts Healthcare Professionals and Oncology Clinical Investigators about Two Clinical Trials on Hold Evaluating KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in Patients with Multiple Myeloma. https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm574305.htm. Accessed August 31, 2017.

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