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Positive CHMP opinion for Keytruda + chemotherapy as first-line treatment for esophageal cancer or HER2-negative gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.- Merck Inc.,

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Last updated:25th May 2021
Published:25th May 2021
Merck Inc., announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in combination with platinum- and fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy for the first-line treatment of patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic carcinoma of the esophagus or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma in adults whose tumors express PD-L1 (Combined Positive Score [CPS] greater than 10).
Condition: Oesophageal Cancer + Gastro Junction
Type: drug
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