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Price Watch: Oncoloytic Virus Tx for Melanoma Considered Too Expensive

Talimogene laherparepvec plus ipilimumab: $494,983

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As reported in MedPage Today by Kate Kneisel, adding the oncolytic virus talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) to the checkpoint inhibitor ipilimumab (Yervoy) in advanced unresectable melanoma yielded no economic benefit over ipilimumab alone, when assessment was limited to objective response, researchers said. In progression-free survival (PFS) analyses, the cost of talimogene laherparepvec plus ipilimumab ($494,983) was almost quadruple that of ipilimumab monotherapy ($132,950), according to Ivo Abraham, PhD, of the University of Arizona in Tucson. See Ms. Kneisel’s article for the rest of the details.

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Ivo Abraham, PhD, of the University of Arizona

 

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