Dr. Heymach on the Significance of Nivolumab for Lung Cancer

John V. Heymach, MD, PhD
Published: Friday, Jun 02, 2017



John V. Heymach, MD, PhD, chairman, Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the significance of nivolumab (Opdivo) for patients with lung cancer.

The long-term follow-up for nivolumab is important for the field, states Heymach. Overall, patients in the CheckMate-026 trial saw an improvement in survival of a few months.

The long-term data informs researchers that there are some patients that are still benefitting from the treatment years later, explains Heymach.



John V. Heymach, MD, PhD, chairman, Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the significance of nivolumab (Opdivo) for patients with lung cancer.

The long-term follow-up for nivolumab is important for the field, states Heymach. Overall, patients in the CheckMate-026 trial saw an improvement in survival of a few months.

The long-term data informs researchers that there are some patients that are still benefitting from the treatment years later, explains Heymach.


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Community Practice Connections™: 18th Annual International Lung Cancer Congress®Oct 31, 20181.5
Clinical Interchange™: Translating Research to Inform Changing Paradigms: Assessment of Emerging Immuno-Oncology Strategies and Combinations across Lung, Head and Neck, and Bladder CancersOct 31, 20182.0
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