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Merck’s Keytruda helps lung cancer patients live longer in trial

Merck & Co's blockbuster drug Keytruda helped previously untreated lung cancer patients live longer in a late-stage trial, potentially cementing its position as the dominant player in the lucrative lung cancer market. Merck is already considered the frontrunner in the space and Keytruda is expected to earn peak sales of over $10 billion in 2023, according to Credit Suisse. Keytruda is already approved in the U.S. to treat patients with
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Merek’s KEYTRUDA Improved Overall Survival in Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Merck announced that the pivotal Phase 3 KEYNOTE-189 trial investigating KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in combination with pemetrexed (Alimta) and cisplatin or carboplatin, for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), met its dual primary endpoints of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). Based on an interim analysis conducted by the independent Data Monitoring Committee, treatment with KEYTRUDA in combination with pemetrexed plus