Genentech Wins Accelerated Approval for Chemoimmunotherapy
Genentech won accelerated approval from the FDA for the first chemoimmunotherapy treatment for the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Polivy (polatuzamab vedotin-piiq) is a novel antibody-drug conjugate now approved in combination with the chemotherapy bendamustine and rituximab for patients whose diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has returned or progressed after at least two previous treatments. DLBCL is the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The agency previously granted Polivy breakthrough therapy, priority review and orphan drug status.