FDA approves Keytruda, a new drug for melanoma treatment

September 6, 2014 11:26 AM

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A major relief has come to the patients suffering with advanced melanoma that has spread or cannot be removed as the FDA has approved a new drug 'Keytruda' in its recently announced review.

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer which forms from melanocytes and this new drug manufactured by MERCK is the first of a new class of cancer medications that boost the immune system to fight tumors.

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