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Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) disclosed that a combination of two of its cancer drugs — Opdivo and Yervoy — being tested as maintenance therapy did not meet the main goal of extending the lives of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer patients in a late-stage trial, Reuters writes. Earlier this year, the FDA extended the date by which it was expected to make an approval decision on an Opdivo-Yervoy combination to treat a different form of lung cancer, in order to review new data the company had submitted.

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