Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the treatment of people with the most common form of liver cancer

Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expected from the European Commission in the near future.“Today’s recommendation by the CHMP is a major step towards bringing Tecentriq in combination with Avastin to people in Europe who suffer from advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “T his represents an important milestone in a deadly malignancy and is part of our long-term commitment to improve the lives of people with various types and stages of liver disease.”“After more than a decade of therapeutic stagnation, the results of the IMbrave150 study are likely to change the way we treat patients with liver cancer who are diagnosed at or reach the advanced stage,” said Professor Bruno Sangro, Director of the Liver Unit and Coordinator of the HPB Oncology Area ...
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