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June 24, 2014
16:47 EDTBMYBristol-Myers says Phase 3 study of nivolumab versus dacarbazine stopped early
Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that a randomized blinded comparative Phase 3 study evaluating nivolumab versus dacarbazine in patients with previously untreated BRAF wild-type advanced melanoma was stopped early because an analysis conducted by the independent Data Monitoring Committee showed evidence of superior overall survival in patients receiving nivolumab compared to the control arm. Patients in the trial will be unblinded and allowed to cross over to nivolumab. The company will share these data with health authorities. “The outcome of CheckMate -066 is an important milestone in the field of immuno-oncology as it represents the first well-controlled, randomized Phase 3 trial of an investigational PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor to demonstrate an overall survival benefit,” said Michael Giordano, MD, Head of Oncology Development. “Bristol-Myers Squibb is committed to continuing to lead advances in immuno-oncology and to executing our strategy to provide patients with the best opportunity to achieve the potential for long term survival.” CheckMate -066 investigators have been informed of the decision to stop the blinded comparative portion of the trial. Bristol-Myers Squibb will ensure that patients are informed of the opportunity to continue or start treatment with nivolumab in an open-label extension as part of the company’s commitment to characterize long-term survival. The study, which was designed in consultation with the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, was primarily conducted in countries where DTIC is a commonly-used treatment in the first-line setting, including Canada, but not at U.S. trial sites. The company will complete a full evaluation of the final CheckMate -066 data and work with investigators on the future presentation and publication of the results.
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October 21, 2014
07:15 EDTBMYFDA to hold workshop on breast cancer drug development
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October 20, 2014
07:19 EDTBMYIBC Life Sciences to hold a conference
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October 16, 2014
10:01 EDTBMYOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:42 EDTBMYBristol-Myers upgraded at BMO Capital
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06:16 EDTBMYBristol-Myers upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
October 15, 2014
09:57 EDTBMYLeerink biotech analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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October 14, 2014
11:23 EDTBMYBIND Therapeutics and The Conference Forum hold a conference
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October 13, 2014
08:05 EDTBMYBristol-Myers, Pharmacyclics, Janssen announce clinical collaboration
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), Pharmacyclics, Inc. (PCYC), and Janssen Research & Development, LLC (JNJ) announced today they have entered into a clinical trial collaboration agreement to evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s investigational PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor OPDIVO in combination with IMBRUVICA, an oral Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor co-developed and co-marketed by Pharmacyclics and Janssen. The Phase 1/2 study will focus on evaluating the safety and anti-tumor activity of combining OPDIVO and IMBRUVICA as a potential treatment option for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Bristol-Myers Squibb has proposed the name OPDIVO, which if approved by health authorities, will serve as the trademark for the investigational drug, nivolumab. OPDIVO is part of a new class of cancer treatments known as immunotherapies, which are designed to harness the body’s own immune system in fighting cancer by targeting distinct regulatory components of the immune system. Each agent has individually shown activity against hematologic malignancies in clinical trials; pre-clinical evidence suggests OPDIVO and IMBRUVICA may have the potential for additive treatment effects in patients with hematologic malignancies. The study will be conducted by Janssen. Additional details of the collaboration were not disclosed.
07:13 EDTBMYBioFlorida to hold a conference
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October 10, 2014
10:03 EDTBMYBristol-Myers receives orphan status for melanoma treatment
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08:19 EDTBMYMedivir announces Janssen initiates enrolment in phase II IMPACT study
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