1. Merck & Co's Keytruda approved in EU for melanoma

    Merck & Co’s anti-PD-1 therapy Keytruda has been approved in Europe for the treatment of advanced skin cancer. The closely-watched immunotherapy won backing from the European Commission after trials showed it offered a superior survival benefit as a monotherapy compared to Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Yervoy (ipilimumab), the current standard of care.

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