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Immune therapy doubles lung cancer survival rate

bizjournals Tuesday, 17 April 2018 ()
New drugs that trigger a patient’s immune system to kill malignant cells can greatly improve the survival rate of people with the most common type of lung cancer, a new study found. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that patients treated with the checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab, or Keytruda, made by Merck, along with chemotherapy  were 51 percent less likely to die compared with patients that only received chemotherapy, The Washington Post reports. The study…
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