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Genentech BioOncology® Access Solutions offers a range of access and reimbursement support for your patients and your practice. We can refer insured or underinsured patients to patient assistance for help with out-of-pocket drug costs.

*To be eligible for the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card, patients must not have public insurance and must meet other criteria.
Genentech does not influence or control the operations or eligibility criteria of any independent co-pay assistance foundation and cannot guarantee co-pay assistance after a referral from Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions. The foundations to which we refer patients are not exhaustive or indicative of Genentech's endorsement or financial support. There may be other foundations to support the patient's disease state.
To be eligible for free medicine from GATCF, insured patients must have exhausted all other forms of patient assistance (including the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card and support from independent co-pay assistance foundations) and meet additional criteria.

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TECENTRIQ is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have disease progression during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy. Patients with EGFR or ALK genomic tumor aberrations should have disease progression on FDA-approved therapy for these aberrations prior to receiving TECENTRIQ.

ALK=anaplastic lymphoma kinase; CI=confidence interval; EGFR=epidermal growth factor receptor; HR=hazard ratio; OS=overall survival; PD-L1=programmed death-ligand 1.

Serious Adverse Reactions
Please refer to the full Prescribing Information for important dose management information specific to adverse reactions.

Immune-Related Pneumonitis

  • Immune-mediated pneumonitis or interstitial lung disease, including 2 fatal cases, occurred with TECENTRIQ treatment
  • In non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), pneumonitis occurred in 3.7% of patients
  • Monitor patients for signs with radiographic imaging and symptoms of pneumonitis. Administer steroids for ≥Grade 2 pneumonitis. Withhold TECENTRIQ until resolution of Grade 2 pneumonitis. Permanently discontinue for Grade 3 or 4 pneumonitis

Immune-Related Hepatitis

  • Immune-mediated hepatitis, including a fatal case in urothelial carcinoma (UC), and liver test abnormalities have occurred with TECENTRIQ treatment
  • Across clinical trials, Grade 3 or 4 elevation occurred in ALT (2.5%), AST (2.3%), and total bilirubin (1.6%). In NSCLC, immune-mediated hepatitis occurred in 0.9% of patients
  • Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of hepatitis. Monitor AST, ALT, and bilirubin prior to and periodically during treatment
  • Administer corticosteroids for ≥Grade 2 transaminase elevations, with or without concomitant elevation in total bilirubin. Withhold TECENTRIQ for Grade 2, and permanently discontinue for Grade 3 or 4 immune-mediated hepatitis

Immune-Related Colitis

  • Immune-mediated colitis or diarrhea have occurred with TECENTRIQ treatment
  • Across clinical trials, colitis or diarrhea occurred in 19.7% of patients, including a fatal case of diarrhea-associated renal failure in UC. In patients with NSCLC, immune-mediated colitis or diarrhea occurred in 0.5% of patients
  • Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of diarrhea or colitis. Withhold TECENTRIQ for Grade 2 or Grade 3 diarrhea or colitis. Permanently discontinue for Grade 4 diarrhea or colitis

Immune-Related Endocrinopathies

  • Immune-related thyroid disorders, adrenal insufficiency, hypophysitis, and type 1 diabetes mellitus, including diabetic ketoacidosis, have occurred in patients receiving TECENTRIQ. Monitor patients for clinical signs and symptoms of endocrinopathies
  • In patients with NSCLC, hypo- and hyperthyroidism occurred in 4.2% and 1.1%, respectively. Monitor thyroid function prior to and periodically during treatment with TECENTRIQ. For symptomatic hypothyroidism, withhold TECENTRIQ and initiate hormone replacement as needed. Manage isolated hypothyroidism with replacement therapy and without corticosteroids. For symptomatic hyperthyroidism, withhold TECENTRIQ and initiate an anti-thyroid drug as needed
  • Across clinical trials, adrenal insufficiency occurred in 0.4% of patients. For symptomatic adrenal insufficiency, withhold TECENTRIQ and administer steroids
  • In UC, hypophysitis occurred in 0.2% of patients. Administer corticosteroids and hormone replacement as clinically indicated. Withhold for Grade 2 or Grade 3, and permanently discontinue for Grade 4 hypophysitis
  • New onset diabetes with ketoacidosis occurred in patients. Diabetes mellitus without an alternative etiology occurred in 0.3% of patients with NSCLC. Initiate treatment with insulin for type 1 diabetes mellitus. For ≥Grade 3 hyperglycemia (fasting glucose >250-500 mg/dL), withhold TECENTRIQ

Other Immune-Related Adverse Reactions

  • Other immune-related adverse reactions, including meningoencephalitis, myasthenic syndrome/myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, ocular inflammatory toxicity, and pancreatitis, including increases in serum amylase and lipase levels, have occurred in ≤1.0% of patients treated with TECENTRIQ
  • Symptomatic pancreatitis without an alternative etiology occurred in 0.1% of patients across clinical trials
  • Monitor patients for clinical signs and symptoms of meningitis or encephalitis, as well as symptoms of motor and sensory neuropathy. Permanently discontinue TECENTRIQ for any grade of meningitis or encephalitis, or any grade of myasthenic syndrome/myasthenia gravis or Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of acute pancreatitis. Withhold TECENTRIQ for ≥Grade 3 serum amylase or lipase levels (>2.0 ULN), or Grade 2 or 3 pancreatitis. Permanently discontinue for Grade 4 or any grade of recurrent pancreatitis


  • Severe infections, including sepsis, herpes encephalitis, and mycobacterial infection leading to retroperitoneal hemorrhage, occurred in patients receiving TECENTRIQ
  • In patients with NSCLC, infection occurred in 43% of patients treated with TECENTRIQ compared with 34% of patients treated with docetaxel. Grade 3 or 4 infection occurred in 9.2% of patients treated with TECENTRIQ compared with 2.2% with docetaxel. Two patients (1.4%) treated with TECENTRIQ died. Pneumonia was the most common cause of Grade 3 or higher infection, occurring in 7.7% of patients
  • Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of infection and treat with antibiotics for suspected or confirmed bacterial infections. Withhold TECENTRIQ for ≥Grade 3 infection

Infusion-Related Reactions

  • Severe infusion reactions have occurred in patients in clinical trials of TECENTRIQ
  • In patients with NSCLC, infusion-related reactions occurred in 1.6% of patients
  • Interrupt or slow the rate of infusion in patients with Grade 2 infusion-related reactions. Permanently discontinue TECENTRIQ in patients with Grade 3 or 4 infusion reactions

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

  • Based on its mechanism of action, TECENTRIQ can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Advise pregnant women or women planning to become pregnant of the potential risk to the fetus. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with TECENTRIQ and for at least 5 months after the last dose of TECENTRIQ

Nursing Mothers/Fertility

  • Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in breastfed infants from TECENTRIQ, advise female patients not to breastfeed while taking TECENTRIQ and for at least 5 months after the last dose
  • Based on animal studies, TECENTRIQ may impair fertility in females of reproductive potential while receiving treatment

Most Common Adverse Reactions
The most common adverse reactions in NSCLC (rate ≥20%) included fatigue (46%), decreased appetite (35%), dyspnea (32%), cough (30%), nausea (22%), musculoskeletal pain (22%), and constipation (20%).

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.

Please see full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information.