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New Indication Alert: FDA and EC approve new lung cancer indications for Merck’s Keytruda® (pembrolizumab)

Oct 16, 2023

Merck made two announcements regarding new indications approved for Keytruda® (pembrolizumab):

  • In the US the FDA granted approval for the treatment of patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in combination with platinum-containing chemotherapy as neoadjuvant treatment, and then continued as a single agent as adjuvant treatment after surgery. This brings the total number of NSCLC-related indications for Keytruda® in the US to six.
  • In Europe the European Commission (EC) granted approval for Keytruda® as a monotherapy for the adjuvant treatment of adults with SCLC) who are at high risk of recurrence following complete resection and platinum-based chemotherapy.