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Keytruda Filed for RCC Adjuvant Therapy in Japan: MSD

September 15, 2021
MSD said on September 14 that it has filed its PD-1 inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for an additional indication of postoperative adjuvant therapy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC).The submission is based on data from the global PIII KEYNOTE-564 trial, which looked…

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