(Bloomberg)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s immune cancer therapywon approval from U.S. regulators for a broader population of lungcancer patients, a boost for a drug that’s expected to become ablockbuster.

The decision by the Food and Drug Administration camealmost three months ahead of schedule, following a trend of quickerclearances for new cancer drugs by the agency.

In March, Opdivo was approved three months ahead of planfor use in patients with advanced squamous, non-small cell lungcancer whose disease had progressed during or after tryingchemotherapy.

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