MSD at BTOG 2024

MSD promotional satellite symposium at BTOG Annual Conference 2024

MSD is proud to have been the Diamond sponsor of the British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) in 2024

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BTOG 2024 summary:

At BTOG 2024 we presented two MSD-sponsored symposia, one focusing on metastatic NSCLC and the other on early-stage NSCLC.

Below, you can hear a recap of our metastatic NSCLC symposium, view our key resource for early-stage NSCLC and explore our milestone wall, which navigates through our NSCLC journey.

Progress in redefining survival expectations and lessons learnt in improving patient outcomes with immunotherapy in 1L PD-L1 ≥50% metastatic NSCLC patients

Hear from Dr Shah below, reflecting on what was presented for the metastatic NSCLC symposium.

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Key objectives:

The impact of immunotherapy and KEYTRUDA in transforming the patient journey in mNSCLC compared to the pre-IO era

The clinical evidence and treatment strategies that are licensed and reimbursed for mNSCLC patients with PD-L1 ≥50%

The patient and HCP experience, including practical lessons to improve patient care and outcomes throughout the journey

Your speaker: Dr Riyaz Shah

Consultant Medical Oncologist,

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Kent

Dr Riyaz Shah is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at Kent Oncology Centre, Maidstone Hospital.
He qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 1994.

Dr Shah was an Imperial Cancer Research Fund Clinical Research Fellow at the Hammersmith Hospital before completing SpR training at The Royal Marsden Hospital.

Dr Shah has been a consultant Medical Oncologist at the Kent Oncology Centre since 2006 and focuses on thoracic malignancies and clinical trials. He is a member of the BTOG steering committee and has previously served on the NCRI lung group.

For the symposium on early-stage NSCLC, The role of adjuvant immunotherapy in early-stage NSCLC, we unfortunately don’t have a recording available. However, if you would like to speak to a representative or view our indication and data for KEYNOTE-091, see links below.

If you would like to connect with an MSD representative, please e-mail us to set up an appointment:


KEYTRUDA is the first immunotherapy to present 5-year data in 3 first-line metastatic NSCLC indications licensed in the UK3,8,10,12–15

More information about KEYTRUDA in metastatic NSCLC


1L, first line; ASCO, American Society of Clinical Oncology; BTOG, British Thoracic Oncology Group; ESMO, European Society for Medical Oncology; HCP, healthcare professional; IO, immuno-oncology; NHS, National Health Service; NICE, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; mNSCLC, metastatic non-small cell lung carcinoma; NCRI, National Cancer Research Institute; NSCLC, non-small cell lung carcinoma; PD-L1, programmed death-ligand 1, SpR, specialist registrar.


  1. Reck M, et al. Presented at ESMO 2016. 7–11 October 2016. Copenhagen, Denmark. Abstract LBA8.
  2. EMA. Keytruda. Available at: Accessed May 2024.
  3. Gandhi L, et al. N Engl J Med 2018;378:2078–2092 (and supplementary appendix).
  4. Paz-Ares L, et al. Presented at ASCO 2018. 1–5 June 2018. Chicago, Illinois, USA. Abstract 105.
  5. NICE. Available at: Accessed: May 2024.
  6. NICE. Available at: Accessed: May 2024.
  7. NICE. Available at: Accessed: May 2024.
  8. Reck M, et al. J Clin Oncol 2021;39:2339–2349.
  9. Garassino MC, et al. Presented at ESMO 2022. 9–13 September 2022. Paris, France. Abstract 973MO.
  10. Novello S, et al. Presented at ESMO 2022. 9–13 September 2022. Paris, France. Abstract 974MO.
  11. O’Brien M, et al. Lancet 2022;23:1274–1286.
  12. Garassino MC, et al. J Clin Oncol 2023:41:1992–1998.
  13. KEYTRUDA Summary of Product Characteristics.
  14. Paz-Ares L, et al. N Engl J Med 2018;379:2040–2051 (and supplementary appendix).
  15. Reck M, et al. N Engl J Med 2016;375:1823–1833.

Supporting documentation:

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