November 26, 2018 / 9:49 PM / 6 months ago

Bristol-Myers Squibb says cancer drug combination fails maintenance trial

Nov 26 (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Monday a combination of two of its cancer drugs, being tested as a maintenance therapy, did not meet the main goal of extending the lives of lung cancer patients in a late-stage trial.

The study was testing the company's immunotherapy drug Opdivo along with its older cancer medicine Yervoy versus a placebo in patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer whose disease had not progressed after they received chemotherapy. (Reporting by Tamara Mathias in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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