logo
Plus   Neg
Share
Email

Merck: FDA Approves KEYTRUDA-Inlyta Combination - Quick Facts

Merck (MRK) announced the U.S. FDA has approved KEYTRUDA in combination with Inlyta for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. Inlyta (axitinib) is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

The approval was based on data from the pre-specified interim analysis of a phase 3 KEYNOTE-426 trial, where KEYTRUDA-axitinib combination reduced the risk of death by nearly half compared to Sunitinib. The KEYNOTE-426 trial also showed significant improvements in overall survival, progression-free survival and objective response rate for the KEYTRUDA-axitinib combination compared to sunitini.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Amazon Inc. is leading a new $575 million investment in British food delivery company Deliveroo, intensifying the e-commerce giant's competition with rival Uber and its Uber Eats service. Deliveroo noted that Amazon is set to be the largest investor in the Series G preferred shared funding round. With the latest funding round, Deliveroo has raised $1.53 billion. While reporting financial results for the first quarter on Friday, Deere & Co. (DE) slashed its earnings and revenue growth guidance for the full-year 2019. The company said the lower forecast is partly a result of actions taken by it to prudently manage field inventories, which will cause production... European Union regulators on Thursday fined five global banks a total of 1.07 billion euros, or $1.2 billion, for participating in foreign exchange spot trading cartels and manipulating the foreign-exchange currency market. The five banks are Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Japan's MUFG Bank, formerly known as Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.
Follow RTT