Roche’s Tecentriq wins FDA approval as first-line therapy for some lung cancer forms

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

(Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG’s Genentech unit said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Tecentriq as a standalone therapy for an advanced form of lung cancer.

Tecentriq has won the agency’s approval for use in previously untreated adults with certain types of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, the company said. (

Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri

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