'Game Changing' Drug For Melanoma Approved By FDA

September 5, 2014 1:04 PM

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'Game Changing' Drug For Melanoma Approved By FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new immunotherapy drug to treat advanced melanoma.

The drug named, Keytruda (pembrolizumab) was tested on more than 600 patients suffering from melanoma. Researchers observed significant long-lasting responses on patients and hence the study was continued. Eventually, FDA granted the drug "breakthrough therapy" status.

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