Keytruda Poised To Add Early TNBC To Its Resumé As KEYNOTE-522 Hits First Endpoint
A first look at data from Merck & Co’s KEYNOTE-522 trial of Keytruda in early triple-negative breast cancer showed significant pathological response rates and hinted at good things to come in event-free survival, but experts at ESMO want more mature data.
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