Keytruda passes lung test

In a landmark change, lung cancer patients may soon be able to be treated without the use of chemotherapy, after a promising trial found a drug – already on the PBS for advanced melanoma patients – to be more effective.

Doctors at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital think the cancer drug Keytruda may help enable the body’s own immune system to destroy lung cancer cells, avoiding the need for chemotherapy, which destroys healthy cells in its process.

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