Bristol-Myers Squibb Research at ESMO Demonstrates Breadth of Oncology Development Program and Focus on Improving Overall Survival Across Multiple Cancers

Princeton, N.J (STL.News) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced the presentation of clinical, translational and health outcomes research across 18 tumor types, highlighting the breadth of the company’s innovative oncology development program at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2019 Congress in Barcelona, Spain, September 27 to October 1.  Research will be presented from over 66 Bristol-Myers Squibb-sponsored studies, investigator-sponsored studies and collaborations, and includes new data on Opdivo and the Opdivo (nivolumab) plus Yervoy (ipilimumab) combination that adds to the existing body of clinical evidence for these regimens to improve survival outcomes and quality of life for patients with cancer.

Final analysis of CheckMate -227 Part 1, which met its co-primary endpoint of overall survival, demonstrating a superior benefit for Opdivo plus low-dose Yervoy versus chemotherapy in first-line non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients whose tumors express PD-L1 ≥1%.
Five-year survival outcomes data from CheckMate -067 evaluating Opdivo plus Yervoy in advanced melanoma.
Three-year results on recurrence-free survival and distant metastasis-free survival from the Phase 3 CheckMate -238 trial investigating adjuvant Opdivo versus Yervoy in resected stage III/IV melanoma.
First presentation of Phase 3 data evaluating Opdivo versus chemotherapy in advanced esophageal cancer, which will be featured in an ESMO Presidential Symposium.
Interim results for Opdivo plus Yervoy in cervical cancer from the combination cohort of CheckMate -358.
Innovative translational research examining novel biomarkers and diagnostic pathways geared towards enabling a more precise and customized approach to care based on each patient’s unique disease biology.
Health economic outcomes research encompassing real-world evidence in second-line lung cancer, head and neck cancer, and melanoma, as well as other novel types of evidence demonstrating the clinical value of Opdivo plus Yervoy versus targeted therapies in advanced melanoma and renal cell carcinoma.
“The breadth of data we are presenting at ESMO demonstrates our focus on research that delivers transformative therapies, explores new approaches in difficult-to-treat tumors and highlights the commitment we have to patients with cancer,” said Fouad Namouni, head, Oncology Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb.  “We look forward to sharing five-year overall survival data in advanced melanoma and final results from CheckMate -227 Part 1 in the first-line treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer, data from two of the three types of cancer where the Opdivo plus Yervoy regimen has shown an overall survival benefit in randomized Phase 3 trials.”