FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche on Friday won U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its immunotherapy Tecentriq for triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease that has proven tough-to-treat.
The FDA approved Tecentriq combined with the chemotherapy Abraxane to treat adults with inoperable, locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in people whose tumours express PD-L1, a protein that may help cancers avoid detection by the immune system.
Reporting by John Miller; Editing by Mark Potter