The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab, injection for intravenous use) for the adjuvant treatment of completely resected esophageal or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer with residual pathologic disease in patients who have received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT).

Keytruda

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Merck’s Keytruda in combination with trastuzumab, fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-containing chemotherapy for the first-line treatment of patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. Keytruda is the first anti-PD-1 therapy approved in combination with anti-HER2 therapy and chemotherapy as a first-line treatment for these patients.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Opdivo®(nivolumab) in Combination with Chemotherapy for Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer, and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma — Opdivo is the first and only immunotherapy in combination with chemotherapy to deliver superior overall survival versus chemotherapy alone in a trial of this patient population1 April 16, 2021 […]

Daiichi Sankyo and AstraZeneca’s Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) was approved in the U.S. for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic HER2 positive gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who have received a prior trastuzumab-based regimen.

Five Prime Therapeutics Inc., in collaboration Zai Lab Limited on the development of bemarituzumab – a novel therapy for front-line advanced non HER2+ gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer – announced groundbreaking positive topline Phase II results.

Merck & Co. reported that the checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda had mixed results as a first-line treatment of advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma.