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Product Highlight - Keytruda

16 Dec 2016
KEYTRUDA – Pembrolizumab 100 mg/4 mL soln for inj – Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Efficient: Significant efficacy and durable response. 41% ORR whose tumors expressed ≥50% PD-L1 and 84% of patients OR had ongoing responses1,2
  • Predictive: In NSCLC, testing for PD-L1 expression helps to identify patients most likely to respond and to develop a patient’s treatment algorithm1
  • Practical: Convenience dosing of 2 mg/kg administered as an intravenous infusion over 30 minutes every 3 weeks3
  • Manageable Safety Profile: Most of the common adverse reactions were grade 1 or 24
  • PD-1 Blockade: Selectively targets PD-1 directly on the T-cell for the complete PD-1 pathway blockade of both PD-L1 and PD-L2 ligands4

References:
1. Supplement to: Garon EB et.al. Pembrolizumab for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl JMed. 2015; 372: 2018-2028
2. Garon EB et.al. Pembrolizumab for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl JMed. 2015; 372: 2018-2028
3. Keytruda pack insert LPC-MK 3475-IV-122015
4. Herbst RS et.al. Pembrolizumab versus docetaxel for previously treated, PD-L1-positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer (KEYNOTE-010): a randomized controlled trial. Lancet. 2016; 387 (10027): 1540-1550


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