Roche immunotherapy drug may be 'game changer' in lung cancer

September 29, 2013 9:36 AM

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Roche immunotherapy drug may be 'game changer' in lung cancer

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An experimental Roche drug that seems to work particularly well against lung cancer in smokers may be a "game changer" for these normally difficult-to-treat patients, researchers said on Sunday.

Presenting detailed data from an early-stage trial of the drug, called MPDL3280A, in patients with a form of the disease called non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), investigators said what they had found was "great news for lung cancer patients".

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