Posted from: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 03:37 PM - Present

Tecentriq Approved for Lung Cancer

October 11, 2016 - The U.S. FDA approved Tecentriq™ (atezolizumab) to treat patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have disease progression during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy, and have progressed on an appropriate FDA-approved targeted therapy if their tumor has EGFR or ALK gene abnormalities. Tecentriq, manufactured by Genentech, 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. Originally approved on May 18, 2016, Tecentriq is also indicated for the second-line treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC). 

 

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