Yervoy Approval History
FDA Approved: Yes (First approved March 25, 2011)
Brand name: Yervoy
Generic name: ipilimumab
Dosage form: Injection
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Treatment for: Melanoma, Metastatic, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Colorectal Cancer
Yervoy (ipilimumab) is a human cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4)-blocking antibody indicated for the treatment of melanoma. Yervoy is also used in combination with Opdivo (nivolumab) for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma, and microsatellite instability high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) metastatic colorectal cancer.