FDA approves Keytruda + Herceptin in HER2-positive gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma – Merck Inc.

Merck Inc announced that the FDA has approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in combination with Herceptin (trastuzumab), fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-containing chemotherapy, for the first-line treatment of patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and durability of response; continued approval for […]