ASCO Annual Meeting
May 31, 2015
Recently, researchers found that nivolumab (Opdivo) either given as a single treatment or in combination with ipilimumab (Yervoy) is more effective than treatment with ipilimumab alone for people with advanced melanoma. Both nivolumab and ipilimumab are types of immunotherapy that block two proteins called PD-1 and CTLA-4. By blocking these two proteins, the drugs are able to boost the body’s immune system to fight the cancer.