(PD-L1 ≥1%)

Reset expectations: Durable survival with OPDIVO®
+ YERVOY®: 24% of patients alive at 5 years2*

Dual I-O Durability
A chance for
durable survival

OS FOR PD-L1 ≥1%

Checkmate 227 OS with OPDIVO® (nivolumab) + YERVOY® (ipilimumab) in mNSCLC Patients at 5 Years, Chart Checkmate 227 OS with OPDIVO® (nivolumab) + YERVOY® (ipilimumab) in mNSCLC Patients at 5 Years, Chart

Between 2007 and 2013, prior to I-O approval,
the 5-year relative survival
rate for mNSCLC patients was 5%4†

Median follow-up of 66.7 months.2

  • Median PFS: 5.1 months (95% CI: 4.1-6.3) with OPDIVO + YERVOY and 5.6 months (95% CI: 4.6-5.8) with chemo alone; HR=0.79 (95% CI: 0.67–0.94)2‡
  • 29% of patients enrolled had SQ disease; 71% had NSQ disease1

The only I-O combination with mDOR of 24.5 months among responders2‡

  • ORR: 36% (n=144/396; CR=6.6%, PR=29.8%) with OPDIVO + YERVOY and 30% (n=118/397; CR=2.0%, PR=27.7%) with chemo2,5
  • mDOR: 24.5 months (95% CI: 15.5-33.9) with OPDIVO + YERVOY and 6.7 months (95% CI: 5.6-7.6) with chemo2

Study design: Checkmate 227 was a randomized, open-label, phase 3 trial in patients with metastatic or recurrent NSCLC. Key eligibility criteria included patients 18 years or older, stage IV or recurrent NSCLC, ECOG PS 0/1, and no prior systemic anticancer therapy. Patients with known EGFR mutations or ALK translocations sensitive to available targeted inhibitor therapy, untreated brain metastases, carcinomatous meningitis, active autoimmune disease, or medical conditions requiring systemic immunosuppression were excluded from the study. Treatment continued until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or for up to 24 months. Tumor specimens were evaluated prospectively using the PD-L1 IHC 28-8 pharmDx assay at a central laboratory. In Part 1a (n=793), patients with PD-L1 ≥1% were randomized to either OPDIVO 3 mg/kg q2w* + YERVOY 1 mg/kg q6w (n=396) or platinum-doublet chemotherapy (n=397). The primary endpoint in Part 1a was OS in patients with PD-L1 ≥1%. Pre-specified descriptive efficacy outcome measures included PFS, ORR, and DOR.1,2


vs chemo. In Checkmate 227, patients in the comparator arm received up to 4 cycles of platinum-doublet chemo q3w; NSQ: pemetrexed + carboplatin or cisplatin, with optional pemetrexed maintenance following chemo; SQ: gemcitabine + carboplatin or cisplatin.1,6

Data sourced from the SEER database.4

In Checkmate 227 Part 1a, PFS, ORR, and DOR were pre-specified descriptive analyses. The primary efficacy outcome measure was OS.1,6


The recommended dosage of OPDIVO per the Prescribing Information is 360 mg q3w with YERVOY 1 mg/kg q6w.1

1L=first-line; ALK=anaplastic lymphoma kinase; CI=confidence interval; CR=complete response; DOR=duration of response; ECOG PS=Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status; EGFR=epidermal growth factor receptor; HR=hazard ratio; IHC=immunohistochemistry; I-O=immuno-oncology; mDOR=median duration of response; mos=months; mNSCLC=metastatic non-small cell lung cancer; NSCLC=non-small cell lung cancer; NSQ=non-squamous; ORR=overall response rate; OS=overall survival; PD-L1=programmed death-ligand 1; PFS=progression-free survival; PR=partial response; q2w=every 2 weeks; q3w=every 3 weeks; q6w=every 6 weeks; SQ=squamous; TTR=time to response.

Select Important Safety Information

Serious Adverse Reactions

In Checkmate 227, serious adverse reactions occurred in 58% of patients (n=576). The most frequent (≥2%) serious adverse reactions were pneumonia, diarrhea/colitis, pneumonitis, hepatitis, pulmonary embolism, adrenal insufficiency, and hypophysitis. Fatal adverse reactions occurred in 1.7% of patients; these included events of pneumonitis (4 patients), myocarditis, acute kidney injury, shock, hyperglycemia, multi-system organ failure, and renal failure.

Common Adverse Reactions

In Checkmate 227, the most common (≥20%) adverse reactions were fatigue (44%), rash (34%), decreased appetite (31%), musculoskeletal pain (27%), diarrhea/colitis (26%), dyspnea (26%), cough (23%), hepatitis (21%), nausea (21%), and pruritus (21%).

Please see additional Important Safety Information below.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Category 1 recommended7

Nivolumab (OPDIVO) + ipilimumab (YERVOY)

NCCN Category 1, other recommended

PD-L1 1%-49%

NCCN Category 1, useful in certain circumstances

PD-L1 ≥50%

  • Nivolumab (OPDIVO) + ipilimumab (YERVOY) is recommended as a Category 1, other recommended, first-line therapy option for eligible patients with metastatic NSCLC with PD-L1 1%–49%, or as useful in certain circumstances, first-line therapy option for eligible patients with metastatic NSCLC with PD-L1 ≥50%, and performance status 0–2 (V.2.2023), who are EGFR,* ALK, ROS1, BRAF V600E, NTRK1/2/3, METex14, and RET negative, and with no contraindications to PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitors7


EGFR exon 19 deletion, L858R, S768I, L861Q, and/or G719X mutations.7


Please see updated NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for a complete listing of all NCCN-recommended agents, including preferred options. NCCN makes no warranties of any kind whatsoever regarding their content, use or application and disclaims any responsibility for their application or use in any way.


NCCN=National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®); PD-1=programmed cell death receptor-1.

OPDIVO + low-dose YERVOY (1mg/kg)-based dosing1

OPDIVO® (nivolumab) + YERVOY® (ipilimumab) Continuous Dosing Schedule OPDIVO® (nivolumab) + YERVOY® (ipilimumab) Continuous Dosing Schedule
  • OPDIVO is administered as an IV infusion over
    30 minutes1
  • YERVOY is administered as an IV infusion over
    30 minutes8