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NICE does not recommend Opdivo (nivolumab) as a treatment for squamous NSCLC- BMS

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Last updated:17th Dec 2015
Published:17th Dec 2015
Source: Pharmawand

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in draft guidance has not recommended Opdivo (nivolumab) from BMS as a cost effective treatment for adult patients with locally advanced squamous NSCLC whose disease has progressed after prior chemotherapy. This rejection was made despite an offer of discount by BMS. Opdivo had shown in the CHECKMATE- 017 trial that 42% of patients with advanced squamous NSCLC were still alive at one year compared to 24% of those treated with docetaxel. The guidance is now for consultation.

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