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Roche’s Tecentriq shows survival benefit over chemotherapy as an initial treatment in NSCLC

Roche’s study met a goal, comparing a lung cancer therapy Tecentriq with cisplatin and pemetrexed as the initial monotherapy compared in advanced non-squamous and squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) without ALK or EGFR mutations (Wild-Type or WT).

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FDA Approves Genentech’s Tecentriq in Combination With Chemotherapy for the Initial Treatment of Adults With Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY),today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)approved Tecentriq® (atezolizumab), in combinationwith carboplatin and etoposide (chemotherapy), for the initial(first-line) treatment of adults with extensive-stage small cell lungcancer (ES-SCLC).

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