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This page contains brief information about ipilimumab and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)
FDA Approved

FDA label information for this drug is available at DailyMed.

Use in Cancer

Ipilimumab is approved to treat:

Ipilimumab is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

More About Ipilimumab

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Ipilimumab - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.

Research Results and Related Resources

Monoclonal Antibodies

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Targeted Cancer Therapies

Targeted Therapy–Immunotherapy Combinations Effective for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Nivolumab and Ipilimumab Effective against Melanoma That Has Spread to the Brain

Combination of Immunotherapy Drugs Approved for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

FDA Approves Nivolumab and Ipilimumab Combination for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Immunotherapy Drugs Expand Treatment Options for Advanced Lung Cancer

For Rare Melanoma, Checkpoint Inhibitors May Hold Substantial Promise

With Immunotherapy, Glimmers of Progress Against Glioblastoma

Nivolumab-Based Treatments Delay Progression of Advanced Melanoma

Pembrolizumab Improves Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Melanoma

New Therapies Are Changing the Outlook for Advanced Melanoma

New Therapies Offer Valuable Options for Patients with Melanoma

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Ipilimumab - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.

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