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FDA Approves Nivolumab for Previously Treated SCLC Patients

On August 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.) for patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) whose cancer has progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy and at least one other line of therapy. Approval for this indication has been granted under accelerated approval based on overall response rate (ORR) and duration of response (DOR).

Read the BMS press release here.
Read the FDA announcement here.

Posted 8/17/2018