Therapy Detail

Therapy Name MK-1454 + Pembrolizumab
Therapy Description


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Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
MK-1454 MK-1454 is an agonist of the stimulator of interferon genes protein (TMEM173, STING), that when activated leads to the release of cytokines that stimulate cytotoxic T lymphocytes to enhance the anti-tumor immune response (Ann Oncol, Oct 2018, 29 (suppl 8), abstract LBA15).
Pembrolizumab Keytruda MK-3475 Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor 99 PD-L1/PD-1 antibody 50 Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is an antibody against PD-1, resulting in activation of T-cell mediated anti-tumor immune response (PMID: 25977344). Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is approved for use in patients with melanoma, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, classical Hodgkin Lymphoma, primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma, urothelial carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, MSI-H or dMMR solid tumors, PD-L1 expressing NSCLC, gastric cancer, GEJ adenocarcinoma, and cervical cancer, in combination with pemetrexed and platinum in non-squamous NSCLC with no EGFR or ALK mutations, in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel/nab-paclitaxel in squamous NSCLC, and in combination with axitinib for renal cell carcinoma (
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
Unknown unknown Advanced Solid Tumor not applicable MK-1454 + Pembrolizumab Phase I Actionable In a Phase I trial, MK-1454 in combination with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) resulted in partial response in 24% (6/25) and a disease control rate of 48% (12/25) in patients with advanced solid tumors (Ann Oncol, Oct 2018, 29 (suppl 8), abstract LBA15; NCT03010176). detail...
Clinical Trial Phase Therapies Title Recruitment Status
NCT03010176 Phase I MK-1454 + Pembrolizumab MK-1454 Study of MK-1454 Alone or in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Participants With Advanced/Metastatic Solid Tumors or Lymphomas (MK-1454-001) Recruiting