NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration this week granted breakthrough therapy status to Genentech's anti-PD-L1 cancer immunotherapy MPDL3280A as a treatment for NSCLC patients who have progressed despite treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy and targeted therapy.

In clinical trials for the drug, Genentech is characterizing the PD-L1 expression status of non-small cell lung cancer patients using an immunohistochemistry test developed by parent firm Roche.

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