KEYNOTE-590: Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy for advanced oesophageal cancer

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Published: 24 Sep 2020
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Prof Ken Kato - National Cancer Center Hospital, Chuo-ku, Japan

Prof Ken Kato speaks to ecancer in an online interview for the virtual ESMO 2020 meeting about the results from the KEYNOTE-590 trial.

The phase III study looked at pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy vs chemotherapy alone as first-line therapy in patients with advanced oesophageal cancer.

Prof Kato reports that the addition of pembrolizumab showed superior overall survival, progression free survival and overall response-rate in these patients.

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