Yervoy is a cancer medicine used in adults and adolescents from 12 years of age with advanced melanoma (a type of skin cancer) and in adults with advanced renal cell carcinoma (a kidney cancer).
Yervoy is usually used in combination with another medicine, nivolumab, but can also be used on its own for melanoma.
For renal cell carcinoma, Yervoy is given to patients who have not been treated before and are at moderate or high risk of their cancer getting worse.
Yervoy contains the active substance ipilimumab.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma EEIG
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03/10/2019 Yervoy - EMEA/H/C/002213 - II/0064
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Yervoy as monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma in adults, and adolescents 12 years of age and older.
Yervoy in combination with nivolumab is indicated for the treatment of advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma in adults.
Relative to nivolumab monotherapy, an increase in progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) for the combination of nivolumab with ipilimumab is established only in patients with low tumour PD-L1 expression.
Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
Yervoy in combination with nivolumab is indicated for the first-line treatment of adult patients with intermediate/poor-risk advanced renal cell carcinoma.
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