Guto Bebb – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Guto Bebb on 2016-01-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the effects of nivolumab on one year survival rates for lung cancer.

George Freeman

Nivolumab is currently marketed in the European Union under the brand name Opdivo.

The data available when Opdivo was licensed in 2015 indicated overall survival among patients given the product was around nine months, whereas among the patients given docetaxel, another cancer medicine, it was six months.