June 11, 2019 / 10:57 AM / 4 months ago

Merck's Keytruda wins FDA approval to treat head and neck cancer

June 11 (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc said on Tuesday its blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a type of head and neck cancer.

The drug was approved for use as a monotherapy, as well as in combination with a common chemotherapy regimen, to treat previously untreated patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, Merck said. (Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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