Published on: Feb 03, 2017 at Aduro Biotech, Inc.

Aduro Biotech Announces Clinical Collaboration with Merck to Evaluate the Combination of Aduro’s CRS-207 with Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for the Treatment of Gastric Cancer

By : Aduro Biotech, Inc.

Aduro Biotech, Inc. and Merck are launching a Phase 1 study of the combination of CRS-207, Aduro’s LADD (live, attenuated double-deleted) based immunotherapy, with Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy KEYTRUDA (embolismic) for the treatment of gastric cancer. “The combination of inducing an immune response through CRS-207, while simultaneously suppressing the cancer’s ability to evade the immune system through a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor, has resulted in synergistic anti-tumor activity in pre-clinical studies.” 

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