ONCAlert | 2018 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

An Updated Analysis of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) for Melanoma

Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD
Published Online: 12:10 PM, Tue June 24, 2014
Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses an updated analysis presented at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting that looked at pembrolizumab (MK-3475) for patients with melanoma. These data were presented by Dr. Antoni Ribas.

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