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Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma

Drug Name (Brand / Generic)

Keytruda / pembrolizumab

Developed by

Merck (MSD)

Therapy Class

Anti-PD-1 (programmed death receptor-1) therapy

Product Description

Monoclonal antibody (mAb)

Current Indication

Metastatic melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), head and neck squamous cell cancer, classical Hodgkin lymphoma, microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) cancer, urothelial bladder cancer, gastric cancer, cervical cancer, primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma

Market Sector


Development Status

Approved in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, China and Australia

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