Items Tagged ‘opdivo’

August 14th, 2017

Head and Neck Cancer-What You Need to Know

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Head and neck cancer includes a number of different malignant cancers that develop in or around the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses and mouth. Globally, head and neck cancer is the seventh most common type of cancer with an estimated 400,000-600,000 diagnoses every year. Head and neck cancers account for about 3 percent of […]

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Tags: checkpoint inhibitors, Head and Neck Cancer, human papilloma virus, keytruda, News, opdivo, PD-1, Throat Cancer


July 18th, 2017

Opdivo Proves Superior to Yervoy for Adjuvant Treatment of Stage III-IV Melanoma

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A clinical trial evaluating Opdivo  (nivolumab) versus Yervoy (ipilimumab) in patients with stage IIIb/c or stage IV melanoma who are at high risk of recurrence following complete surgical resection has demonstrated a superior recurrence-free survival in patients receiving Opdivo compared to Yervoy. There remains an unmet need for additional treatment options for individuals with stage III and resected stage IV high-risk melanoma […]

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Tags: adjuvant therapy, checkmate-238, checkpoint inhibitor, Melanoma, News, nivolumab, opdivo, PD-1, Precision Cancer Medicine


July 6th, 2017

First-Line Immunotherapy Treatment Can Improve Survival for Subset of Lung Cancer Patients

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Findings from a phase III clinical trial for advanced lung cancer patients could help oncologists better predict which patients are likely to receive the most benefit from immunotherapy as a first-line treatment based on the unique molecular characteristics of their tumor, according to a new study reported by a global team led by David Carbone, […]

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Tags: checkpoint inhibitors, immunotherapy, keytruda, Lung Cancer, News, nivolumab, nsclc, opdivo, Precision Cancer Medicine


June 9th, 2017

Shows Improved Outcomes with Addition of Keytruda® in Triple Negative High-Risk Breast Cancer

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The results from the I-SPY 2 TRIAL investigating Keyytruda (pembrolizumab), in combination with standard therapy as a pre-operative (neoadjuvant) treatment for patients with locally advanced breast cancer were released at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.  The estimated pathologic complete response (pCR) rate increased nearly threefold in patients with triple-negative […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, checkpoint inhibitor, keytruda, News, opdivo, PD-1, precision medicine, Triple negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), Yervoy


May 18th, 2017

Opdivo Precision Cancer Medicine Improves Outcomes in Advanced Liver Cancer

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Results from the CheckMate 040 clinical trial have been recently reported and found that Opdivo (nivolumab), an immuno-oncology drug which acts by modulating the immune system, produces durable responses with long-term survival rates in patients with liver cancer, regardless of whether or not patients were infected with Hepatitis B or C.  These study results were […]

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Tags: CheckMate 040 nivolumab, immuno-oncology, Liver Cancer, News, opdivo, PD-1, Precision Cancer Medicine


April 19th, 2017

Combination Immunotherapy with Yervoy and Opdivo Improves Overall Survival Compared to Yervoy Alone in Patients with Previously Untreated Advanced Melanoma

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The first overall survival data from the CheckMate -067 clinical trial evaluating Yervoy (ipilumamab) and Opdivo (nivolumab) combinations has just been reported.  The two-year survival rates were 64% for the Opdivo plus Yervoy combination, 59% for Opdivo alone and 45% for Yervoy alone. About Opdivo Opdivo is a programmed death-1 (PD-1) immune checkpoint inhibitor that is […]

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Tags: immunotherapy, Melanoma, News, opdivo, PD1


April 13th, 2017

Opdivo Appears to Significantly Improve Five-Year Survival Rates in Advanced Lung Cancer

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Treatment with the immune checkpoint inhibitor Opdivo (nivolumab) yielded durable responses in some patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with a five-year survival rate of 16 percent, according to data presented here at the AACR Annual Meeting in Washington DC this week. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, nsclc, opdivo, Precision Medicine PD-1


February 6th, 2017

Opdivo (nivolumab) Improves Survival in Patients with Advanced Gastric Cancer

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At the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco researchers presented new trial results demonstrating that Opdivo (nivolumab) significantly reduced the risk of death by 37% in patients with previously treated advanced gastric cancer refractory to or intolerant of standard therapy, a condition without current standard-of-care treatments. About Gastric Cancer Gastric cancer refers to cancer of the […]

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Tags: Gastric Cancer, immunotherapy, News, nivolumab, opdivo, precision medicine


November 28th, 2016

Opdivo Approved for Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the immunotherapeutic agent, Opdivo® (nivolumab) for the treatment of advanced head and neck cancer. Specifically,  the indication is for the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck cancer (SCCHN) that has spread to distant sites in the body and has progressed or […]

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Tags: fda, General Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, News, nivolumab, opdivo, schhn


October 27th, 2016

Precision Medicine Guides NSCLC Cancer Treatment: All Patients Should Undergo Molecular Testing

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Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In the United States, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 75–80% of all lung cancers. Although progress has been made in recent years, the majority of patients with advanced stage lung cancer still die from their disease. Precision medicine continues to impact the lives […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, immune response, keytruda, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, nivolumab, nsclc, opdivo, PD-1 inhibitors, pembrolizumab, precision medicine


October 19th, 2016

Immunotherapy May Become New Standard of Care in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Researchers presented full results of Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) and Opdivo® (nivolumab) in previously untreated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at the European Society for Medical Oncology annual meeting in Copenhagen. An additional study was also recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine evaluating Keytruda in previously treated patients with advanced NSCLC . Results of […]

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Tags: 2016, advanced, ESMO, General Lung Cancer, keytruda, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, nsclc, opdivo, PD-1, pembrolizumab


August 16th, 2016

Opdivo® Highly Effective for Some Patients with Lymphomas

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The immunotherapeutic agent, Opdivo® (nivolumab), appears to provide long-lasting anti-cancer activity among some patients who have received extensive prior therapy for both B- and T-cell lymphomas. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lymphomas are a type of cancer that arise in immune cells. There are two main types of immune […]

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Tags: diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, Lymphoma, News, nivolumab, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, opdivo, peripheral T-cell lymphoma, T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


May 25th, 2016

More Evidence that PD-1 Inhibitors Improve Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

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Results from a recent large trial indicate that treatment with the immunotherapy agent Opdivo® (nivolumab) nearly doubles the survival rate at one year in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. These results prompted the United States Food and Drug Administration to grant Opdivo “breakthrough therapy designation” for the treatment of patients with […]

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Tags: Breakthrough Therapy Designation, CheckMate 141 clinical trial, fda, General Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, News, nivolumab, opdivo, squamous cell


December 2nd, 2015

Opdivo Receives Expanded Approval as Single Agent for Initial Therapy in Melanoma

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the PD1 inhibitor, Opdivo (nivolumab), as a single agent for initial therapy of advanced melanoma. This is the sixth indication for which Opdivo has been approved in the past 12 months. The indication for this expanded approval specifies that Opdivo can be used for treatment […]

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Tags: advanced, CheckMate -066 trial, Melanoma, metastatic, News, opdivo, Skin Cancer, Stage III Melanoma, Stage IV Melanoma


November 25th, 2015

FDA Approves Opdivo for Renal Cell Carcinoma

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The FDA granted approval to nivolumab (Opdivo) for patients with renal cell carcinoma. Opdivo, a PD-1 inhibitor, was previously approved for the treatment of melanoma whose tumors express the BRAF V600 mutation as well as advanced non-small cell lung cancer. About Renal Cell Carcinoma Each year in the United States, more than 61,000 people are […]

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Tags: General Renal Cancer, kidney cancer, News, nivolumab, opdivo, rcc, Renal Cancer, renal cell cancer