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Esophageal or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer that has been treated with chemoradiation followed by surgery to help prevent it from coming back

OPDIVO® (nivolumab) may make a difference


About the Clinical Trial

In the clinical trial of 794 patients, 532 patients were assigned to receive OPDIVO® (nivolumab) and 262 patients were assigned to receive a placebo

Clinical Trial Results

Patients taking OPDIVO lived without their cancer returning 2x longer than patients on placebo

At 22.4 months,
Half of the patients on OPDIVO remained free of esophageal or GEJ cancer returning

At 11 months,
Half of the patients on placebo remained free of esophageal or GEJ cancer returning

OPDIVO will not work for everyone. Individual results may vary.


What are the serious side effects of OPDIVO?

OPDIVO can cause problems that can sometimes become serious or life-threatening and can lead to death. Serious side effects may include:

  • lung problems
  • intestinal problems
  • liver problems
  • hormone gland problems
  • kidney problems
  • skin problems
  • severe infusion reactions
  • complications of bone marrow (stem cell) transplant that uses donor stem cells (allogeneic)

These are not all of the signs and symptoms of immune system problems that can happen with OPDIVO. Call or see your healthcare provider right away for any new or worsening signs or symptoms, which may include:

  • chest pain; irregular heartbeat; shortness of breath; swelling of ankles
  • confusion; sleepiness; memory problems; changes in mood or behavior; stiff neck; balance problems; tingling or numbness of the arms or legs
  • double vision; blurry vision; sensitivity to light; eye pain; changes in eye sight
  • persistent or severe muscle pain or weakness; muscle cramps
  • low red blood cells; bruising

What are the most common side effects of OPDIVO?

The most common side effects of OPDIVO, when used alone, include:

  • feeling tired
  • rash
  • pain in muscles, bones, and joints
  • itchy skin
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • weakness
  • cough
  • vomiting
  • shortness of breath
  • constipation
  • decreased appetite
  • back pain
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • fever
  • headache
  • stomach-area (abdominal) pain