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This randomized phase III trial studies how well pembrolizumab works in treating triple-negative breast cancer. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Study Arms: 1) Experimental: Arm I (observation) Patients receive no treatment but are monitored at standard clinical intervals during first year after randomization. Patients are examined every 12 weeks for 1 year, every 6 months for 4 years, and then annually for 5 years. Patients may undergo radiation therapy within 12 weeks of last breast cancer operation or after treatment. 2) Experimental: Arm II (pembrolizumab) Patients receive pembrolizumab IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 22. Courses repeat every 42 days for 52 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients may undergo radiation therapy within 12 weeks of last breast cancer operation or after treatment.
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