Bris­tol My­er­s' Op­di­vo scores pri­or­i­ty re­view in com­mon blad­der can­cer, mark­ing lat­est win in PD-1 bat­tle with Keytru­da

Two months af­ter Bris­tol My­ers Squibb an­nounced Op­di­vo near­ly dou­bled the av­er­age length of time pa­tients with a com­mon blad­der can­cer lived with­out dis­ease re­cur­rence, reg­u­la­tors have said they’ll give the PD-1 block­buster an ex­pe­dit­ed look.

The FDA has grant­ed pri­or­i­ty re­view to Op­di­vo as an ad­ju­vant treat­ment in mus­cle-in­va­sive urothe­lial can­cer, Bris­tol My­ers said on Fri­day, mark­ing the lat­est win in the phar­ma’s bid to out­shine Mer­ck’s su­per­star I/O Keytru­da. The agency tapped Sept. 3 for a PDU­FA date.

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