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FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Treatment of TMB-H Solid Tumors

On June 16, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck & Co., Inc.) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic tumor mutational burden-high (TMB-H) [≥10 mutations/megabase (mut/Mb)] solid tumors, as determined by an FDA-approved test, that have progressed following prior treatment and who have no satisfactory alternative treatment options.

On the same day, the FDA also approved the FoundationOneCDx assay as a companion diagnostic for pembrolizumab.

Read the FDA announcement.

Posted 6/17/2020


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