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Bristol-Myers Squibb demonstrates potential for long-term survival in kidney cancer patients treated with Opdivo plus Yervoy

Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced updated results from trialing Opdivo (nivolumab) plus Yervoy (ipilimumab) versus sunitinib in patients with previously untreated advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

The results came from the Phase 3 CheckMate-214 study. With a follow-up of 42 months, the combination of Opdivo plus Yervoy yielded superior overall survival (OS), objective response rates, duration of response and complete response (CR) rates for intermediate/poor-risk (IP) patients compared to patients treated with sunitinib alone.

Opdivo + cabiralizumab combo falls flat in advanced pancreatic cancer

Five Prime Therapeutics and Bristol-Myers Squibb have confirmed that their randomised Phase 2 trial investigating the efficacy of the former’s cabiralizumab combined with the latter’s blockbuster immunotherapy Opdivo (nivolumab) in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer failed to meet its primary endpoint.

The combo fell short both with and without chemotherapy in a study of around 160 enrolled participants with locally advanced or metastatic or locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer that had progressed despite having received one line of chemotherapy.  

BMS pulls Opdivo+Yervoy combo in EU for advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Bristol-Myers Squibb has confirmed it has withdrawn its application with the European Commission for its combination of Opdivo (nivolumab) and Yervoy (ipilimumab) for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

The decision was made after the EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) informed the company that the data had submitted was not valid due to a number of “protocol changes” that had been made during the execution of the clinical study which generated them.

Keytruda overtakes Opdivo to lead sales in global immune checkpoint inhibitor market, report reveals

MSD’s Keytruda (pembrolizumab) overtook Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMS) blockbuster drug Opdivo (nivolumab) in total sales in the third quarter of 2019 to emerge as leader in the global immune checkpoint inhibitor market, according to a new report from GlobalData.

According to the findings, MSD’s drug saw a 62% growth in revenue compared to Q3 2018 to reach $3.1 million. Over the same period, Opdivo experienced sales growth of just 1%, generating $1.8 million

BMS' Opdivo+Yervoy+Chemo combo shows superior overall survival in first-line lung cancer

Bristol Myers Squibb has lifted the curtain on new Phase 3 data for its blockbuster immunotherapy Opdivo (nivolumab), showing that the drug, when combined with Yervoy (ipilimumab) and two cycles of chemotherapy, met its primary endpoint for the first-line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

At a pre-specified analysis, the results illustrated that the combo showed superior overall survival benefit in relation to its comparator, chemotherapy monotherapy for up to four cycles followed by optional maintenance therapy.

BMS' Opdivo bests chemotherapy in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Bristol-Myers Squibb took the opportunity at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2019 Annual Congress to present new Phase 3 data on its blockbuster immunotherapy Opdivo (nivolumab) in the treatment of unresectable advanced or recurrent oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) refractory or intolerant to combination therapy with fluoropyrimidine and platinum-based drugs.

Opdivo was shown to extend overall survival by 23% compared to docetaxel or paclitaxel chemotherapy, meeting the trial’s primary endpoint.

EMA's CHMP recommends new dosing schedule for Opdivo in melanoma

Bristol-Myers Squibb has revealed that its blockbuster immunotherapy drug Opdivo (nivolumab) has secured recommendation from the EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) for a new dosing schedule in the adjuvant treatment of specific patients with melanoma.

The recommendation concerns adult patients with melanoma with involvement of lymph nodes or metastatic disease who have undergone complete resection.

BMS' Opdivo falls short at Phase 3 in glioblastoma multiforme

Bristol-Myers Squibb has revealed that its blockbuster immunotherapy Opdivo (nivolumab) fell short of its primary Phase 3 endpoint in the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) when combined with the current standard of care, temozolomide and radiation therapy).

The manufacturer revealed that its combo failed to show adequate benefit in progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with GBM that is O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT)-methylated, compared to standard of care alone.

BMS' blockbuster Opdivo flies high and falls short in non-small cell lung cancer

Bristol-Myers Squibb has pulled back the veil on new data from two analyses of its blockbuster immunotherapy Opdivo (nivolumab) in the first-line treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and not all of it was positive.

In the first of two announcements, it was revealed that, in part 1a of a Phase 3 trial, Opdivo in combination with low-dose Yervoy (ipilimumab) outmatched chemotherapy in improving overall survival (OS) in first-line NSCLC patients whose tumours expressed PD-L1 ≥1%, meeting the trial’s co-primary endpoint.

BMS Opdivo/Yervoy recommended for untreated kidney cancer via Cancer Drugs Fund

NICE has revealed it is recommending that Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab), in combination with Yervoy (ipilimumab), be made available to patients in England via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) for the first-line treatment of untreated renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the most common form of kidney cancer.

The drug’s immediate availability through this new pathway provides RCC with another treatment option, which is particularly meaningful as current NHS standard of treatment such as pazopanib, sunitinib, tivozanib or cabozantinib are associated with side-effects including hand and

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