First New Treatment Approved for Small Cell Lung Cancer in 20 Years

2018-08-20T13:57:24+00:00August 17th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|1 Comment

Friday, August 17, 2018 – Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Opdivo (nivolumab), an immunotherapy treatment, for patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with progression after platinum-based chemotherapy and at least one other line of therapy. Accelerated approval was granted for this therapy due to positive results of a recent study, Phase 1/2 CheckMate -032 trial. This is not only the first immunotherapy treatment approved for SCLC, but also the first new treatment for SCLC in 20 years!

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