Phase III IMpower150 study showed Roche ’s TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) and Avastin (bevacizumab) plus chemotherapy significantly reduced the risk of disease worsening or death in the initial treatment of people with a type of advanced lung cancer

Roche today announced that the Phase III IMpower150 study met its co-primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS) and demonstrated that the combination of TECENTRIQ ® (atezolizumab) and Avastin® (bevacizumab) plus chemotherapy (paclitaxel and carboplatin) provided a statistically significant and clinically meaningful reduction in the risk of disease worsening or death (PFS) compared to Avastin plus chemotherapy in the first-line treatment of people with advan ced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Initial observations for the co-primary endpoint of overall survival (OS) are encouraging. These data are not fully mature and the next OS analysis is expected in the first half of 2018. Safety for the TECENTRIQ and Avastin plus chemotherapy combi nation appeared consistent with the known safety profile of the individual medicines, and no new safety signals were identified with the combination.
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