December 6, 2018 / 10:33 PM / 5 days ago

Roche's lung cancer combo treatment wins FDA approval

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG said on Thursday that its Tecentriq immunotherapy in combination with chemotherapy was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-line treatment for a form of lung cancer.

The Tecentriq regimen showed significant survival benefit in the initial treatment of metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer, the drugmaker said.

The agency’s approval comes a day after the drug won priority review from the U.S. regulator. (Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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