FDA OKs Roche's Tecentriq for lung cancer patients

The Food and Drug Administration approved Roche's bladder cancer drug Tecentriq as a second-line treatment for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

Tecentriq is an immunotherapy drug that stimulates the body's immune system to detect and attack cancer cells.

Patients with or without a tumor protein called PD-L1, which typically makes people more receptive to immunotherapy treatments, can use Tecentriq, according to Reuters.

The FDA based the approval on the results of a recent late-stage clinical trial showing patients taking Tecentriq lived, on average, 4.2 months longer than those treated with chemotherapy.


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