Merck’s Keytruda flunks liver cancer study

The pharma giant reported after the market closed on Tuesday that Keytruda failed the KEYNOTE-240 study for hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer. The trial missed on both overall survival as well as progression-free survival. That news arrived just 3 months after the FDA offered an accelerated approval on liver cancer based on their earlier mid-stage data for the drug. 

Source: Endpoint News, February 19th (