Posted from: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 04:13 PM - Present

Bladder Cancer Indication Extended for Tecentriq

April 18, 2016 – The U.S. FDA granted Genentech an expanded indication for Tecentriq® (atezolizumab). Tecentriq is now approved for the first-line treatment of locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (cancer of the bladder, renal pelvis, ureters and/or urethra) in patients who are not able to receive chemotherapy with cisplatin. Tecentriq is an immunotherapy; a programmed death receptor-ligand 1 (PD-L1)-blocking antibody that helps the body’s immune system attack cancer cells. Originally, Tecentriq was approved on May 18, 2016 for the second-line treatment of certain patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma. It has an additional indication to treat certain patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as well. Recommended dosing is one 60-minute infusion containing 1200mg Tecentriq once every three weeks until the cancer gets worse or the patient cannot take treatment any longer. 

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