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BMS' Opdivo bests chemotherapy in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma

05:58 EDT 2 Oct 2019 | Pharmafile

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.

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