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FDA approves Keytruda for certain gastric cancers

FDA approves Keytruda for certain gastric cancers
September 22, 2017

The FDA today approved pembrolizumab for the treatment of patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, according to a press release from the manufacturer.

The approval applies to use of pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck) — a humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks the interaction of PD-1 and its ligands — among patients whose tumors express PD-L1 and who experienced disease progression on or after two or more prior lines of fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-based chemotherapy or HER-2/neu-targeted therapy.

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Treat-and-extend comparable to monthly injections in AMD

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VIDEO: CXL becoming first-line therapy for keratoconus

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Fall prevention: What you need to know

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Novel oxycodone abuse-deterrent formula effective for chronic pain

September 22, 2017
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Ocular Surface Diseases Disorders and Dysfunctions™: Volume 3, Number 1

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is a group of disorders commonly seen in ophthalmic practice, but it is challenging to…
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Predictability of Early Postoperative Ultrasonography After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

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Online Advanced Release, September 22, 2017
The predictability of early postoperative ultrasonography (USG) for evaluating the structural integrity of repaired…
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VIDEO: Documentary tells the story of vision

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