Atezolizumab: First PD-L1 Inhibitor for Second-Line NSCLC


“A slightly different immunotherapy has shown benefit in the second-line treatment of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

“New data are the first to show that the programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) atezolizumab (Tecentriq, Genentech/Roche) outperforms chemotherapy in this setting. Hence, it looks set to soon join the two PD inhibitors nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb) and pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck & Co) that are already approved for second-line use in NSCLC.”

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