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Event-free survival with pembrolizumab in early triple-negative breast cancer.

Schmid P, Cortes J, Dent R, Pusztai L, McArthur H, Kummel S et al, for the KEYNOTE-522 Investigators.
N Engl J Med 2022; 386: 556-567.

Use of neoadjuvant pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy, with additional pembrolizumab postoperatively improved event-free survival from 76.8 to 84.5 per cent at 36 months in this study that included 1174 women.

Comment: New standard of care?

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