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medical/surgical oncology: have you heard anything promising about the use of keytruda in pancreatic cancer remission that are in clinical trials?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Keytruda: This is a relatively new product and I strongly suggest you go online and read the several articles about Keytruga. If you can't do that online please go to nearest library and they should be able to help you.

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