Pembrolizumab, which is a monoclonal antibody, belongs to a class of medications called immune checkpoint inhibitors. It works by blocking a certain protein in the body to boost your immune system for attacking cancer cells. It is a type of targeted therapy to treat many types of cancer, including but not limited to breast cancer, cervical cancer, oesophageal cancer, endometrial cancer, gastric cancer, head and neck cancer, liver cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, melanoma, skin cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, and urothelial cancer.
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