One way your immune system controls the activity of T cells is through the PD-1 pathway. Some cancer cells can hide from the T cells attack by taking control of the PD-1 pathway. This stops T cells from attacking cancer cells. Pembrolizumab works by blocking the PD-1 pathway.

SparkCures ID 120
Developed By Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Brand Name Keytruda®
Generic Name Pembrolizumab
Additional Names MK-3475
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Smoldering Myeloma
Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS)


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