(RxWiki News) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new medication to treat lung cancer.
Lung cancer takes the lives of more Americans than any other type of cancer, according to the FDA. And NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer.
Nivolumab is approved only for patients who have already had platinum-based chemotherapy. This type of chemo uses several medications derived from the element platinum to fight cancer.
Trials of nivolumab showed the medication to be safe and effective. Common side effects include fatigue, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, pain, cough and nausea.