|Amgen Announces Collaboration With Roche On Cancer Immunotherapy Study With Investigational Medicines Talimogene Laherparepvec And Atezolizumab|
Talimogene laherparepvec is an investigational oncolytic immunotherapy designed to selectively replicate in tumors (but not normal tissue) and to initiate an immune response to target cancer cells. Atezolizumab is an investigational monoclonal antibody designed to interfere with the PD-L1 protein.
The rationale for combining these two investigational agents is to activate an anti-tumor immune response with talimogene laherparepvec and to block inhibitory T cell checkpoints with atezolizumab, to potentially increase the anti-tumor activity relative to each agent alone.
"We believe that talimogene laherparepvec has potential to help patients in several cancer types based on its mechanism of action to promote tumor antigen release and presentation, important steps in activating a systemic immune response," said
"Atezolizumab is our most advanced cancer immunotherapy with 10 ongoing Phase 3 pivotal trials across lung, bladder, breast and kidney cancers," said
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