Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

BMS melanoma drug meets goal

Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced that its investigational melanoma drug ipilimumab has performed well in a phase III study

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has announced that its investigational melanoma drug ipilimumab has performed well in a phase III study.

The trial, known as study 024, showed that ipilimumab improved overall survival in previously untreated patients with unresectable stage III or stage IV melanoma. The trial compared the BMS drug in combination with dacarbazine chemotherapy to the chemotherapy regimen alone.

BMS said it plans to submit an abstract of the data to the American Society of Clinical Oncology for presentation at the society's Annual Meeting this summer.

BMS has already filed the drug with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as regulatory authorities in a number of other countries, as a therapy for previously treated unresectable stage III or stage IV melanoma patients. In the US, a decision regarding the drug for that indication is due within days.

22nd March 2011

Share

Featured jobs

Subscribe to our email news alerts

PMHub

Add my company
Creative Medical Research

Specialising in medical device market research and participant recruitment human factors research, our approach is people-centric. We thrive on making...

Latest intelligence

World Diabetes Day: Interaction and impact of diabetes on mental health
For World Diabetes Day on the 14th November 2018, Nisha Shahrukh - Medical Writer at Mednet Group has written an article depicting the impact diabetes has on mental health. Including...
EU
Innovation in merger control and the impact on the pharmaceutical sector
Is focusing on pipeline products enough to assess regulatory risks?...
Nudge-nudge, think-think
Chris Ross examines the personal complexities of human behaviour – and explains why fun, emotion and peer endorsement could be key to designing effective behavioural change programmes...

Infographics