Patients & Caregivers

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are committed to helping you get the information you need about the disease or condition you are dealing with. We seek to provide information about our medicines and qualified resources that offer relevant information.

Patients & Caregivers

Resources for Patients & Caregivers

Education is the first step in fighting illness and serious disease and we have developed some resources which we hope will help in your journey.

Strengthening Horizon Scanning in Australia


This report presents the findings of the BMS roundtable with patient organisation representatives, combined with desk research and interviews with a range of international experts involved in horizon scanning processes. It makes recommendations for an efficient, effective and inclusive horizon scanning process for the Australian healthcare system.

What is Immunotherapy?


This infographic provides an overview of immunotherapy treatments for cancer and how they work by using your own immune system. Below is a video which expands upon this information.

Broadening the Evidence

This report explores the role of consumers in decision making about the reimbursement of medicines. It makes 9 recommendations for improvements to the Australian system that support a greater patient voice.

Comprehensive Guide to Accessing Medicines in Australia

This guide presents a comprehensive review of the process and key steps involved in getting a new medicine from discovery to patients. Each stage - from discovery through to trial, regulatory approval and subsidy - can vary depending on the medicine.

Overview Guide to Accessing Medicines in Australia

This guide presents an overview of the process and key steps involved in getting a new medicine from discovery to patients.

Cancer Survivorship Whitepaper

There are a growing number of cancer survivors since the introduction of immunotherapies and that these people will face challenges in the future, long after their acute treatment phase has ended.

From Molecule to Medicine to Australian Patient


This infographic will guide you through the processes by which a medicine is developed, trialled, reviewed and ultimately subsidised for access by Australian patients. Below is a video which further explains this process and includes details about how you can have an impact on the reimbursement approval process.


What is Immunotherapy?

From Molecule to Medicine

A Guide to Immuno-Oncology


This podcast series is for those effected by a lung cancer diagnosis bringing together the experiences of real people and health care professionals to talk about lung cancer treatment, side effects, and life with cancer. The series has been supported by the Lung Foundation Australia and sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb.


Immunotherapy and chemotherapy

Project: Understanding lung cancer treatment
Episode 1


Struggles, mental health, and coping

Project: Living with lung cancer
Episode 3


Immunotherapy side effects

Project: Understanding lung cancer treatment
Episode 2


Relationships and support networks

Project: Living with lung cancer
Episode 4

Understanding Cancer Comics 

Explaining diseases and treatments to children aged 7+

Understanding Melanoma

‘Understanding Melanoma’ comic follows Mayah and her family as they learn about melanoma, the condition and its treatment. Mayah’s story is based on that of a real family and this resource has been developed in collaboration with Dr. Megan Lyle, Melanoma Institute Australia, Melanoma Patients Australia and the Melanoma & Skin Cancer Advocacy Network (MSCAN).

Understanding Multiple Myeloma

‘Understanding Multiple Myeloma’ is a 12-page illustrated resource that takes children on a journey through a planet shaped like the human body to learn what multiple myeloma is, how it impacts the body, and what children can do to support a parent or grandparent who has been diagnosed with it. This resource has been developed in collaboration with Myeloma Australia.

Diseases by the Numbers

The following fact sheets provide information about certain diseases and include some statistics.

Melanoma Cancer By the Numbers
Head and Neck Cancer By the Numbers
Kidney Cancer By the Numbers
Lung Cancer By the Numbers

Infographic developed by Lung Foundation Australia

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Our mission is to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

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Interested in learning about or participating in one of our clinical trials?

Clinical trials are a pivotal part of the discovery of new medicines. We have launched an updated version of our online clinical trial resource, Study Connect. The updated Study Connect website helps patients and caregivers to search for clinical trials by disease and site location and pre-screen for clinical trial participation.

It's about doing the right thing for the patients we serve around the world. We take action on many fronts to reduce health disparities and improve outcomes in communities that are disproportionately affected by serious diseases.
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