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Pembrolizumab Approved in China for Melanoma

Jason M. Broderick @jasoncology
Published: Thursday, Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Roy Baynes

Roy Baynes, MD, PhD
The China National Drug Administration has approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma after 1 prior line of therapy, according to Merck (MSD) the manufacturer of the PD-1 inhibitor.

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