April 22, 2019 / 11:02 AM / a month ago

Merck's Keytruda wins FDA approval as combination therapy for kidney cancer

April 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck & Co Inc’s cancer therapy, Keytruda, as part of a combination therapy for previously untreated patients with the most common type of kidney cancer, the company said on Monday.

The drug was approved in combination with Pfizer Inc’s Inlyta to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma. (Reporting by Tamara Mathias in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emmanuel)

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