The addition of an experimental immunotherapy from OncoSec Medical (ONCS) to Merck’s (MRK) checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda is shrinking tumors in almost half of the skin cancer patients treated in a small clinical trial, according to updated results announced Wednesday.

That’s an encouraging tumor response rate, on par with what Incyte (INCY) has observed when its IDO inhibitor epacadostat is combined with Keytruda in skin cancer patients.

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