Adjuvant immunotherapy conferred a 93% survival at 1 year for patients with resectable melanoma at the highest risk of relapse
15 July 2020
- The analysis captures the first survival data from the National Cancer Database (NCDB) since the FDA’s 2015 approval of ipilimumab (Yervoy) following curative intent surgery in stage III patients.
- Survival data were available for the 4,094 patients diagnosed in 2015, of which 1,014 were treated with immunotherapy.
- At 1 year, 93% of patients that received surgery plus immunotherapy were alive, as compared to 91% of those that received surgery alone.
- At 2 years, 70% of stage IIIC patients who received surgery plus immunotherapy were alive compared to 59% of those who underwent surgery alone.
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