Keytruda's Third-Line Gastric Cancer Indication Should Go, US FDA Panel Says
Citing changing therapeutic landscape and doubts about utility of checkpoint inhibitor monotherapy in this setting, advisory committee votes 6-2 against maintaining PD-1 inhibitor’s accelerated approval for third-line treatment of advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.
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