Bristol Myers Squibb announced the Phase 3 CheckMate -77T trial met its primary endpoint of improved event-free survival (EFS) as assessed by Blinded Independent Central Review (BICR) in patients with resectable stage IIA to IIIB non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In a prespecified interim analysis, the perioperative regimen of neoadjuvant Opdivo (nivolumab) with chemotherapy followed by surgery and adjuvant Opdivo showed a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in EFS compared to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and placebo followed by surgery and adjuvant placebo. The safety profile of this Opdivo-based regimen was consistent with previously reported studies in NSCLC.

The company will complete a full evaluation of the available data from CheckMate -77T and looks forward to sharing the results with the scientific community at an upcoming medical conference as well as discussing with health authorities. The trial is currently ongoing to assess overall survival (OS), a secondary endpoint.