By Colin Kellaher
Merck & Co. (MRK) on Wednesday said the European Commission approved the company's cancer drug Keytruda in combination with Pfizer Inlyta for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer.
The Kenilworth, N.J., drug maker said the approval includes patients in all IMDC risk groups.
The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use in July recommended EC approval of the combination, which received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April.
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