BMS’ Opdivo (nivolumab) Receives EC’s Approval as 2L Treatment for Unresectable Advanced and Metastatic Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

 BMS’ Opdivo (nivolumab) Receives EC’s Approval as 2L Treatment for Unresectable Advanced and Metastatic Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

BMS’ Opdivo (nivolumab) Receives EC’s Approval as 2L Treatment for Unresectable Advanced and Metastatic Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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  • The approval is based on P-lll ATTRACTION-3 study involve the assessment of Opdivo vs CT (docetaxel or paclitaxel) for patients with esophageal cancer refractory/ intolerant to 1L combination therapy with fluoropyrimidine- and Pt.-based drugs
  • Results: reduction in risk of death (23%); m-OS (10.9 vs 8.4 mos.); @12 & 18-mos. OS rates (47% & 31% vs 34% & 21%); ORR (19% and 22%); DoR (6.9 vs 3.9 mos.)
  • Opdivo is a PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, designed to harness the body’s immune system to help restore anti-tumor immune response and is the first immunotherapy to be approved for gastroesophageal cancer in the EU

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