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Three companies to evaluate the combination of Bayer’s kinase inhibitor Stivarga and BMS’s Opdivo

Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Ono”) announced today the three companies have entered into a clinical collaboration agreement to evaluate the combination of Bayer’s kinase inhibitor Stivarga® (regorafenib) and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s / Ono’s anti-PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, Opdivo® (nivolumab) in patients with micro-satellite stable metastatic colorectal cancer (MSS mCRC), the most common form of mCRC.1

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Mirati and BMS to combine sitravatinib and nivolumab for certain non-small cell lung cancer patients in Mirati’s expected Phase 3 trial

Mirati Therapeutics and Bristol-Myers Squibb will work together on evaluating the combination of sitravatinib and nivolumab (OPDIVO), in Mirati’s planned Phase 3 trial in second line non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who have progressed following treatment with a platinum-based regimen and a checkpoint inhibitor.

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Transgene testing Opdivo with Pexa-Vec to treat HCC – first patient treated

Transgene has treated the first patient in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the combination of Pexa-Vec with Opdivo as a first-line treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The trial will assess the safety and tolerability as well as the anti-tumor activity and efficacy of this immunotherapy combination regimen in up to 36 patients (NCT03071094).  This tumour accounts for approximately 75% of liver cancers. 

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