Posted from: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 03:23 PM - Present

FDA Approves Tecentriq

May 19, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tecentriq™ (atezolizumab) manufactured by Genentech for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) who have disease progression during or following platinum-based chemotherapy, or whose disease has worsened within 12 months of receiving platinum-based chemotherapy before surgery (neoadjuvant) or after surgery (adjuvant). The recommended dose of Tecentriq is 1200mg as an intravenous infusion over 60 minutes once every 3 weeks and is expected to cost approximately $150,000 per year. Each year in the U.S., approximately 76,000 patients are diagnosed with bladder cancer and Urothelial carcinoma is the most common type of bladder cancer; it can also be found in the renal pelvis, ureter and urethra. Tecentriq is a programmed death receptor-ligand 1 (PD-L1)-blocking antibody. It is an immunotherapy that helps the body’s immune system attack cancer cells. Tecentriq is a breakthrough therapy that was granted accelerated approval. Tecentriq is expected to be launched within 1 to 2 weeks and will be available through a limited network of specialty pharmacies.


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