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Nivolumab

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 (nih-VOL-yoo-mab)

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

US Brand Name(s)
Opdivo
FDA Approved
Yes

FDA label information for this drug is available at DailyMed.

Use in Cancer

Nivolumab is approved to be used alone or with other drugs to treat:

¹This use is approved under FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program. As a condition of approval, a confirmatory trial(s) must show that nivolumab provides a clinical benefit in these patients.

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

More About Nivolumab

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

MedlinePlus Information on Nivolumab - 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

New Drugs Raise Old Questions about Treating Cancer during Pregnancy

For Early-Stage Lung Cancer, Nivolumab and Chemo before Surgery Proves Effective

Targeted Cancer Therapies

Cancer Immunotherapies Don’t Work for Everyone: HLA Gene May Explain Why

Immunotherapy Combination Most Effective as Initial Treatment for BRAF+ Melanoma

Study Details Long-Term Side Effects of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Monoclonal Antibodies

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

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

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