Keynote Trials for Liver Cancer

As the sponsor of the Keynote Oncology Clinical Trials, Merck is passionate about improving health. We are committed to accelerating every step in the journey in our quest to bring treatment options to people with cancer.

Below are trials currently being conducted in liver cancer, evaluating the investigational study drug, pembrolizumab (MK-3475).

Active Clinical Trials

The cancer types listed below currently have active trial listings on clinicaltrials.gov. Click on a study name to be directed to that trial's information, or call 1-888-577-8839 to find a study site near you for the trial you are interested in.

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Study of Pembrolizumab as Monotherapy in Adults With Previously Systemically Treated Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

This is a study of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in participants with previously systemically treated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The primary objectives of this study are to determine 1) Progression-Free Survival (PFS) and 2) Overall Survival (OS) of pembrolizumab plus best supportive care (BSC) compared with placebo plus BSC. The primary hypotheses of this study are: 1) pembrolizumab plus BSC prolongs PFS per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1, assessed by a blinded central imaging vendor compared to placebo plus BSC, and 2) pembrolizumab plus BSC improves OS compared with placebo plus BSC.

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Study of Pembrolizumab vs. Best Supportive Care in Participants With Previously Systemically Treated Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

This is a study of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in participants with previously systemically treated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The primary objectives of this study are to determine 1) Progression-Free Survival (PFS) and 2) Overall Survival (OS) of pembrolizumab plus best supportive care (BSC) compared with placebo plus BSC. The primary hypotheses of this study are: 1) pembrolizumab plus BSC prolongs PFS per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1, assessed by a blinded central imaging vendor compared to placebo plus BSC, and 2) pembrolizumab plus BSC improves OS compared with placebo plus BSC.

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Clinical Trials: Important Information to Consider

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