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publication date: Mar 31, 2016
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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Atezolizumab Immunotherapy Boosts OS Compared to Docetaxel in Phase II Trial 

 

Patients with advanced metastatic lung cancer treated with atezolizumab, a targeted immunotherapy drug, lived significantly longer and with fewer side effects than those who received docetaxel chemotherapy, according to a study published in The Lancet.

“The results of this study demonstrate that the use of atezolizumab, a monoclonal antibody, improves the survival rate of a majority of lung cancer patients who have progressive cancer when used after first-line chemotherapy,” said lead author Louis Fehrenbacher, medical director of Kaiser Permanente Oncology Clinical Trials.



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