• Have anyone who has esophageal cancer taken Keytruda?

    Asked by Throatless on Friday, November 16, 2018

    Have anyone who has esophageal cancer taken Keytruda?

    I saw this article about it doing well for EC.

    Merck's Keytruda Improves Survival in Esophageal Cancer Study
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/merck-apos-keytruda-improves-survival-150103631.html

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    • caregiver1001's Avatar
      caregiver1001

      Thank you for including the article.
      My husband is included in a clinical trial and he is taking Keytruda. The clinical trial he is in is for Keytruda as first line treatment. From the article you enclosed, it looks like Merrek is hoping to get the medicine approved soon for second line treatment. From what I understand, if the clinic participate in the clinical trial and the trial is in stage III, every patient who meets the creteria can be included. There is no limit of participants once the trial is in its final stage.
      We are hopeful with Keytruda being included in his first line of treatment the results will be even better.

      28 days ago

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