Roche withdraws drug for breast cancer indication in United States

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

(Reuters) – Roche Holding AG said on Friday it was withdrawing its immunotherapy, Tecentriq, for the treatment of a type of breast cancer in the United States following a consultation with the Food and Drug Administration.

The decision does not affect other approved indications for Tecentriq in the United States, the company said.

The move was not related to any changes in either the efficacy or safety associated with Tecentriq, it said.

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