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First-line Lenvima plus Keytruda yields better overall survival for patients with metastatic kidney cancer.
Altering gut bacteria may help overcome resistance to checkpoint inhibitors in people with melanoma and other cancers.
Treatment with Tecentriq plus Avastin or with Keytruda alone delays disease progression and improves survival.
Keytruda can treat women whose endometrial cancer cells have certain characteristics.
First-line treatment with immunotherapy and a chemotherapy regimen extended progression-free survival by 35%.
Keytruda plus chemotherapy should be a new standard of care as first-line therapy in patients with esophageal cancer, say researchers.
The checkpoint inhibitor is approved for adults and children with relapsed lymphoma.
Opdivo and Keytruda are potential alternatives to current first-line therapies.
Keytruda plus chemotherapy reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 35% compared with chemotherapy alone in certain people.
Nearly half of patients treated with the combination saw their tumors shrink in an early study.
A third of people treated with the immunotherapy experienced remission.
A retrospective analysis showed that 29% of people with previously treated tumors responded to treatment.
“While our results are promising, a key limitation to this approach is that approximately 60 percent of patients still did not respond."
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