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16-10-2020 | Oncology | News | Article


EMA supports first-line ipilimumab plus nivolumab for NSCLC

Author: Lynda Williams

medwireNews: The EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted positive opinions for use of nivolumab plus ipilimumab in patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) without sensitizing EGFR or ALK alterations.

The immunotherapy agents may be given in Europe together as a first-line therapy in combination with two cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy.

This decision extends the use of nivolumab from its initial use in NSCLC patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease who have previously been treated with chemotherapy.

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