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Atezolizumab Combo Approved in Europe for Small Cell Lung Cancer

Jason M. Broderick @jasoncology
Published: Friday, Sep 06, 2019

Sandra Horning, MD, chief medical officer and head of Global Product Development, Roche

Sandra Horning, MD

The European Commission has approved atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for use in combination with carboplatin and etoposide for the frontline treatment of adult patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, according to Roche (Genentech) the developer of the PD-L1 inhibitor.1



  1. European Commission approves Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy for the initial treatment of people with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. Roche. Published September 6, 2019. Accessed September 6, 2019.
  2. Liu S, Mansfield A, Szczesna S, et al. IMpower 133: primary PFS, OS and safety in a ph1/3 study of 1L atezolizumab + carboplatin + etoposide in extensive-stage SCLC. Presented at: the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer; September 23-26, 2018; Toronto, Canada. Abstract PL02.07.
  3. Liu S, Mansfield A, Szczesna S, et al. First-Line atezolizumab plus chemotherapy in extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer. N Eng J Med. 2018;doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1809064.

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