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Merck

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Merck announces new data presentation regarding Keytruda investigational use

Merck announced that new data regarding the investigational use of KEYTRUDA, the company's anti-PD-1 therapy, in patients with a range of blood cancers including classical Hodgkin lymphoma and primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma, will be presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Diego, December 3-6. The KEYTRUDA clinical development program includes more than 30 tumor types in more than 360 clinical trials, including over 200 trials that combine KEYTRUDA with other cancer treatments. For hematologic malignancies specifically, Merck is conducting broad immuno-oncology research assessing the role of monotherapy and combination regimens with KEYTRUDA. The program includes nearly 40 ongoing studies - several of which are registration-enabling trials - across more than 20 hematologic disease subtypes, including leukemia, lymphomas, and myeloma.

MRK Merck
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Roche Tecentriq approval increases competition, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Seamus Fernandez says that the FDA approval of Roche's (RHHBY) Tecentriq in second-line non-small cell lung cancer patients regardless of PD-L1 expression comes as no surprise given its previously reported overall survival advantage. Nonetheless, the analyst believes it creates new competition for Bristol-Myers' (BMY) Opdivo and Merck's (MRK) Keytruda in this setting.
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Merck Keytruda to have several positive catalysts, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst John Boris says that several trials of Merck's Keytruda will be stopped early "across multiple tumor types," providing a positive catalyst. Boris says that Keytruda should be approved for 1LNSCLC on or before December 24 and KN-21 chemo combo compendium listing in 1H17. He keeps a $73 price target and Buy rating on Merck.
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Merck shares should be bought after early FDA approval, says SunTrust
After Merck announced that the FDA had approved the company's Keytruda treatment for the first-line metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with tumor proportion scores of 50% or higher, SunTrust analyst John Boris says that such patients represent about 30% "of the prevalent first-line population." He adds that the approval was earlier than expected and gives Keytruda an approximately 15 month lead over competing drugs in NSCLC. The analyst thinks that the early approval will enable the company's 2021 revenue to beat expectations by a significant amount, and he recommends buying the stock on the news.

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