Roche to present new data on Tecentriq in combination with Avastin that shows improvement in overall survival for Chinese patients with the most common form of liver cancer

Basel, 7 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that additional data will be presented from a cohort of Chinese patients in the Phase III IMbrave150 study that evaluated Tecentriq ® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) as a treatment for people with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemic therapy. Data from 194 Chinese patients who took part in the IMbrave150 study were consistent with the global results, that showed a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) compared with standard-of-care sorafenib. Among Chinese patients, Tecentriq in combination with Avastin reduced the risk of death (OS) by 56% (hazard ratio [HR]=0.44; 95% CI: 0.25 –0.76) and reduced the risk of disease worsening or death (PFS) by 40% (HR=0.60; 95% CI: 0.40–0.90), compared with sorafenib. Tecentriq and Avastin were generally well-tolerated with manageable toxicities, and the safety profile was consistent with the known safety profiles of the individual med icines and with the underlying disease.“Almost half of all cases of hepatocellular carcinoma globally are found in China, so it is extremely encouraging that Chinese patients treated with Tecentriq and Avastin had substantially longer survival outcomes, as compared with the current standard of care in China”, said Levi Garraway, M.D. , Ph.D, Roche&rsq...
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