KEYTRUDA® – A promising Immunotherapy for Metastatic Melanoma

September 13th, 2014

The FDA granted accelerated approval to KEYTRUDA® (Pembrolizumab), a humanized anti PD-1 antibody, for the treatment of patients with advanced Metastatic Melanoma, who have disease progression following YERVOY® (Ipilimumab) and if BRAF V600 mutation positive, a BRAF inhibitor. KEYTRUDA® produced significant and durable responses in patients with advanced Melanoma, regardless of prior therapy with YERVOY® and this benefit was accomplished with minimal toxicities. This new entry will revolutionize the treatment of advanced Melanoma.