Immunotherapy Should Be First Line in Merkel Cell Carcinoma

March 20, 2019

On March 18, 2019, Medscape released a story detailing the exciting data that supports the use of immunotherapy as a first line agent for patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). Until recently, chemotherapy was the only systemic treatment option available for patients with advanced MCC. This dynamic shift towards the use of immunotherapy first line is supported by increased progression-free and overall survival data compared with historical data from patients treated with chemotherapy.

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