NICE fails to en­dorse Roche's Tecen­triq for breast can­cer; Eli­cio clos­es fi­nanc­ing round with $33M

→ UK’s cost-ef­fec­tive­ness watch­dog NICE is not back­ing Roche‘s PD-L1 check­point in­hibitor Tecen­triq (known chem­i­cal­ly as ate­zolizum­ab), in an­oth­er blow to the Swiss drug­mak­er who re­vealed the drug wasn’t strong enough to score ap­proval in blad­der can­cer at the ES­MO con­fer­ence last week­end. NICE’s draft guid­ance, how­ev­er, per­tains to the im­munother­a­py’s use in ad­vanced breast can­cer in com­bi­na­tion with the chemother­a­py nab-pa­cli­tax­el.

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