August 22, 2018
FDA Approves Nivolumab for Certain Patients With Previously Treated Small Cell Lung Cancer BookmarkEmma Shtivelman, PhD
Excerpt from The ASCO Post:
“Today, nivolumab (Opdivo) received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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 and duration of response.
“This approval for nivolumab had been granted Priority Review from the FDA. It was based on data from the SCLC cohort of the ongoing phase I/II CheckMate-032 study evaluating nivolumab monotherapy in patients who experienced disease progression after platinum-based chemotherapy.”
Go to full article published by The ASCO Post on Aug 17, 2018.
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