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Study Shows Keytruda Has Big Upside, Small Downside for Skin Cancer


According to UPI, researchers claim the cancer immunotherapy drug marketed as Keytrud, was shown to have longer-lasting anti-cancer effects and fewer overall side effects than other standard treatments for advanced melanoma. In a follow-up to the phase 1 clinical trial that led to FDA approval of the drug, researchers said they saw Keytruda had greater effects with less of a downside. However, they are just analyzing the data now. The drug was approved by the FDA in 2014 for advanced melanoma treatment, but in the initial trials researchers reported effects against lung and kidney cancer, as well as fewer side effects. Former President Jimmy Carter was treated with the drug in 2015 with great success, and reported along the way that there were few side effects as he continued working during treatment. The results of the study were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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