Pembrolizumab prolongs survival in recurrent, metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
11 monthes ago - By Healio
CHICAGO - Pembrolizumab extended OS compared with standard chemotherapy for patients with relapsed or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, according to randomized phase 3 study results presented at American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting.
Researchers also reported “an enhanced benefit” with pembrolizumab for patients with PD-L1-expressing tumors.
“These data - along with the safety data - are indeed showing a place for PD-1 inhibition in the context of head and neck cancer, and this warrants further investigation,”
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