Tecentriq

atezolizumab

Opinion

On 25 July 2019, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted positive opinions recommending changes to the terms of the marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Tecentriq. The marketing authorisation holder for this medicinal product is Roche Registration GmbH.

The CHMP adopted new indications as follows:*

"Urothelial carcinoma

Tecentriq as monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC):

  • after prior platinum containing chemotherapy, or
  • who are considered cisplatin ineligible, and whose tumours have a PD-L1 expression ≥ 5% (see section 5.1).

Non-small cell lung cancer

Tecentriq, in combination with bevacizumab, paclitaxel and carboplatin, is indicated for the first-line treatment of adult patients with metastatic non-squamous non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In patients with EGFR mutant or ALK-positive NSCLC, Tecentriq, in combination with bevacizumab, paclitaxel and carboplatin, is indicated only after failure of appropriate targeted therapies (see section 5.1).

Tecentriq as monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC after prior chemotherapy. Patients with EGFR mutant or ALK positive NSCLC should also have received targeted therapies before receiving Tecentriq (see section 5.1).

Tecentriq, in combination with nab paclitaxel and carboplatin, is indicated for the first line treatment of adult patients with metastatic non-squamous NSCLC who do not have EGFR mutant or ALK positive NSCLC (see section 5.1).

Small cell lung cancer

Tecentriq, in combination with carboplatin and etoposide, is indicated for the first-line treatment of adult patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) (see section 5.1).

Breast cancer

Tecentriq in combination with nab-paclitaxel is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) whose tumours have PD-L1 expression ≥ 1% and who have not received prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease."

Detailed recommendations for the use of this product will be described in the updated summary of product characteristics (SmPC), which will be published in the revised European public assessment report (EPAR), and will be available in all official European Union languages after a decision on this change to the marketing authorisation has been granted by the European Commission.


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Key facts

Name
Tecentriq
Agency product number
EMEA/H/C/004143
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
  • atezolizumab
Active substance
  • atezolizumab
Therapeutic area
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Additional monitoring

This medicine is under additional monitoring, meaning that it is monitored even more intensively than other medicines. For more information, see Medicines under additional monitoring.

Date opinion adopted
25/07/2019
Company name
Roche Registration GmbH
Status
Positive
Application type
Post-authorisation

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