Lung Cancer

Nivolumab + ipilimumab on the PBS for mesothelioma

Dual immunotherapy – nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) – will be PBS listed from July 1 for first-line treatment of unresectable malignant mesothelioma. Evidence for the combination immunotherapy came from the CheckMate-743 trial which found nivolumab plus ipilimumab improved overall survival compared to standard of care chemotherapy (18·1 v 14·1 months: HR 0.74; p=0.002). The ...

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