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CHMP recommends subcutaneous injection of Tecentriq for multiple cancer types – Roche

Written by | 19 Nov 2023 | Oncology

Roche announced that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of subcutaneous (SC, or under the skin).

Tecentriq (atezolizumab). Tecentriq SC can be injected in approximately seven minutes, with most injections taking between four and eight minutes compared with 30-60 minutes for intravenous (IV) infusion, which can free up time for patients, healthcare teams and caregivers.

The CHMP recommended Tecentriq SC for all indications in which Tecentriq IV has been previously approved, including certain types of lung, liver, bladder and breast cancer. A final decision on its approval is expected from the European Commission in the near future.

The CHMP’s positive opinion is based on pivotal data from the Phase IB/III IMscin001 study, which showed comparable levels of Tecentriq in the blood, when administered subcutaneously, and a safety and efficacy profile consistent with the IV formulation. Roche recently presented mature overall survival (OS) data with a median follow-up of 9.5 months at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2023.

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