Atezolizumab Increases Survival over Current Standard of Care

Atezolizumab received FDA approval in October for the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with disease progression during or following platinum-containing therapy. The PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab (Tecentriq) provided a substantial overall survival benefit to patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, compared with standard chemotherapy.

Dr. Achim Rittmeyer of Germany’s University of Goettingen, states that immunotherapies that target the programmed death 1 (PD-1) pathway represent important advances in the management of metastatic NSCLC. The median overall survival rate for patients treated with Atezolizumab was 13.8 months, compared to 9.8 months for those treated with the chemotherapy drug Docetaxel.

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