Melanoma Drug Approved for Lung Cancer, Helps Save Lung Cancer Patient's Life

March 7, 2015 4:21 AM

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For one patient, a melanoma drug is currently extending her life despite being diagnosed with an incurable form of lung cancer.

The Food and Drug Administration has just expanded the scope of the Opdivo (nivolumab), which has been approved as a melanoma treatment last December 2014. However, the FDA has also fast-tracked the review of the same medication for treating lung cancer patients after two of its clinical trials turn...

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