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Checkpoint inhibitor combo continues to show benefit for advanced melanoma

Hodi FS et al. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Oct 22. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30700-9

Key clinical point: Nivolumab and ipilimumab combined provide superior progression-free and overall survival compared with nivolumab or ipilimumab alone.

Major finding: At 4-year minimum follow-up the median overall survival with the combination had not be reached, vs. 36.9 months for nivolumab and 19.9 months for ipilimumab.

Study details: Randomized phase 3 trial of 945 patients with previously untreated stage III or IV malignant melanoma.

Disclosures: Dr. Hodi has received grant/research support from, and is a nonpaid consultant to, Bristol-Myers Squibb, which supported Checkmate 067. Dr. Dummer reported advising/consulting roles with the company.

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Hodi FS et al. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Oct 22. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30700-9.