Bristol-Myer's cancer drug approved for pediatric patients

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded approval for Bristol-Myers Squibb's cancer drug Yervoy to treat pediatric populations.

Yervoy is an intravenous injection first approved in 2011 to treat adults with metastatic melanoma. The drug may now be used to treat patients 12 years and older with unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

The approval marks Bristol Myers' first pediatric indication for an immunotherapy drug.

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