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Question for Department of Health

UIN 22970, tabled on 18 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the effects of nivolumab on one year survival rates for lung cancer.

Answered on

29 January 2016

Nivolumab is currently marketed in the European Union under the brand name Opdivo.

The data available when Opdivo was licensed in 2015 indicated overall survival among patients given the product was around nine months, whereas among the patients given docetaxel, another cancer medicine, it was six months.

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