Helpful Resources for Your Practice

TECENTRIQ Access Solutions offers a range of access and reimbursement resources for your patients and practice after TECENTRIQ is prescribed, including help with benefits investigations (BIs), resources for prior authorizations (PAs), sample billing and coding information, resources for denials and appeals, information about distribution and referrals to potential financial assistance options.

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Coverage

Get help understanding insurance benefits and coverage, such as with benefits investigations and prior authorization resources.

Benefits investigations

TECENTRIQ Access Solutions can conduct a benefits investigation (BI) which can determine:

  • If treatment is covered
  • If treatment is denied
  • If a prior authorization or pre-determination is required*
  • If your patient's insurance plan has a mandated or preferred SP

*If your patient’s request for a prior authorization is not granted, your TECENTRIQ Access Solutions Specialist can work with you to determine your next steps.

Get started with enrollment by following the steps below.

Option 1: Submit forms online

If your practice has a registered account for My Patient Solutions, you can get started by logging into your account.

Don't have an account?

Your patient is required to complete the Patient Consent Form. You can either upload their Patient Consent Form as part of your application or have your patient submit the form via fax, text or e-submit.

  • An online tool to help you enroll patients in TECENTRIQ Access Solutions and manage your service requests at your convenience

Option 2: Print forms and fax or text

Step 1: Print one of the Patient Consent Forms below for your patient to complete.

Step 2: Print and complete the Prescriber Service Form below.

Step 3: Submit the completed forms via fax or text.

Both forms are required. We must have both the Patient Consent Form and the Prescriber Service Form before we can help you.

What to expect next:

  • The request will be processed within five business days upon receipt of both required forms.
  • Your office will be contacted to discuss the application outcome and any next steps.

Genentech reserves the right to modify or discontinue the program at any time and to verify the accuracy of information submitted.

The completion and submission of coverage- or reimbursement-related documentation are the responsibility of the patient and healthcare provider. Genentech makes no representation or guarantee concerning coverage or reimbursement for any service or item.


Reimbursement

Sample coding information and resources for denials and appeals

TECENTRIQ Sample Coding

This coding information may assist you as you complete the payer forms for TECENTRIQ. These tables are provided for informational purposes only. Please visit CMS.gov or other payers’ websites to obtain additional guidance on their processes related to billing and coding.

Download sample coding and the important safety information for TECENTRIQ below.

Correct coding is the responsibility of the provider submitting the claim for the item or service. Please check with the payer to verify codes and special billing requirements. Genentech does not make any representation or guarantee concerning reimbursement or coverage for any service or item.

Appeals

If your patient’s health insurance plan has issued a denial, your TECENTRIQ Access Solutions Specialist can provide resources as you prepare an appeal submission, as per your patient’s plan requirements. 

If a plan issues a denial: 

  1. The denial should be reviewed, along with the health insurance plan’s guidelines to determine what to include in your patient’s appeal submission.
  2. Your TECENTRIQ Access Solutions Specialist has local payer coverage expertise and can help you determine specific requirements for your patient.

A sample appeal letter and additional considerations are available on the Practice Forms and Documents page.

Appeals cannot be completed or submitted by Genentech on your behalf.


Online patient enrollment

Submit TECENTRIQ Access Solutions forms and check the status of your service requests online using My Patient Solutions

My Patient Solutions is an online tool to help you enroll patients in TECENTRIQ Access Solutions and manage your service requests, all through one portal. It allows you the flexibility to work with TECENTRIQ Access Solutions when it’s convenient for you.

With My Patient Solutions, you can:

  • Enroll and re-enroll patients in financial assistance programs entirely online

  • Communicate with your TECENTRIQ Access Solutions Specialist

  • Easily identify next steps for service requests
  • View Benefits Investigation reports for all your enrolled patients
  • Follow up on prior authorizations or appeals
  • View co-pay assistance outcomes and referral information

How to register

Account registration can be completed by one person for the entire practice and for multiple practice locations. For help with registration or if you have questions, call us at 877-GENENTECH (877-436-3683) (6AM-5PM PST, Monday through Friday).


TECENTRIQ Distribution

Genentech has contracted with a network of authorized specialty distributors and specialty pharmacies (SPs) to service practices choosing to prescribe TECENTRIQ. 

These partners have made a commitment to product integrity and have agreed to distribute only products purchased directly from Genentech and not to distribute TECENTRIQ through secondary channels.

Authorized Distributors and Specialty Pharmacies

Distributor Telephone Fax Web Orders

ASD Healthcare (SD)

800-746-6273 N/A www.asdhealthcare.com

Cardinal Health Specialty Distribution

866-677-4844 N/A specialtysolutions.cardinalhealth.com

Dakota Drug

866-210-5887 763-421-0661 www.dakdrug.com/ddos/

DMS Pharmaceutical

877-788-1100 847-518-1105 dmspharma.com/store.htm

McKesson Plasma & Biologics (MPB)

877-625-2566 N/A www.mckesson.com
Distributor Telephone Fax Web Orders

ASD Healthcare/ICS (BioSolutions)

800-746-6273 N/A www.asdhealthcare.com

Cardinal Health Specialty Distribution

866-677-4844 N/A specialtysolutions.cardinalhealth.com

CuraScript Specialty Distribution

877-599-7748 N/A www.curascriptsd.com

McKesson Plasma and Biologics (MPB)

877-625-2566 N/A www.mckesson.com

M&D Specialty Distribution

800-388-3833 N/A www.morrisdickson.com
Distributor Telephone Fax Web Orders

Cardinal Health Specialty Distribution

866-677-4844 N/A specialtysolutions.cardinalhealth.com

CuraScript Specialty Distribution

877-599-7748 N/A www.curascriptsd.com

McKesson Specialty Health

855-477-9800 N/A www.mckessonspecialtyhealth.com

Oncology Supply/ICS (BioSolutions)/Besse Medical

800-633-7555 N/A www.oncologysupply.com
Distributor Telephone Fax Web Orders

ASD Healthcare/ICS (BioSolutions)/
Besse Medical

866-408-3761 N/A www.absg.com/companies

Cardinal Health Specialty Distribution

866-677-4844 N/A specialtysolutions.cardinalhealth.com

CuraScript SD

877-599-7748 N/A www.curascriptsd.com

McKesson Plasma & Biologics (MPB)

877-625-2566 N/A www.mckesson.com
Distributor Telephone Fax Web Orders

Cardinal Health Puerto Rico

787-625-4100 N/A www.cardinalhealth.pr

Cesar Castillo

787-999-1616 N/A www.cesarcastillo.net

Please call 888-249-4919 for Specialty Pharmacy distribution for TECENTRIQ.

About Buy and Bill

With Buy and Bill, the practice purchases the medication in advance, then bills the patient's health insurance plan for reimbursement. The practice is responsible for storing and handling the drug as well as collecting the patient's co-pay for both the drug and its administration. With Buy and Bill, practices can maintain a stock of the drug, giving them the flexibility to treat patients when clinically appropriate.

About Specialty Pharmacies

TECENTRIQ Access Solutions works with specialty pharmacies (SPs) to help patients receive their prescribed Genentech medicines.

In addition to distributing medicines, an SP may provide the following services:

  • Reimbursement resources
  • Clinical services to support patients throughout their treatment
  • The ability to manage the specialty handling and shipping needs linked with many specialty therapies

You can work with your preferred SP or contact TECENTRIQ Access Solutions to learn which SP the patient’s health insurance plan mandates or prefers.

Genentech does not influence or advocate the use of any one specialty distributor or specialty pharmacy. We make no representation or guarantee of service or coverage of any item. For any product-specific distribution questions, call TECENTRIQ Access Solutions at 888-249-4918 (6AM-5PM PST, Monday through Friday).


Product issues

We are serious about patient safety. If your Genentech product is spoiled, expired or damaged, we may be able to help you replace it.

Please contact Genentech Customer Service at (800) 551-2231 for any order or return-related questions.

Contact Us
Questions? Contact TECENTRIQ Access Solutions

Call 888-249-4918 (Mon.–Fri., 6AM–5PM PST)

Financial support
Financial Support

Find the right financial resources option for your patients.

Indication

TECENTRIQ, in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, is indicated for the treatment of patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

Severe and Fatal Immune-Mediated Adverse Reactions
TECENTRIQ is a monoclonal antibody that belongs to a class of drugs that bind to either the programmed death-receptor 1 (PD-1) or the PD-ligand 1 (PD-L1), blocking the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway, thereby removing inhibition of the immune response, potentially breaking peripheral tolerance and inducing immune-mediated adverse reactions. The following immune-mediated adverse reactions may not include all possible severe and fatal immune-mediated reactions.

Immune-mediated adverse reactions can occur in any organ system or tissue and at any time after starting TECENTRIQ. While immune-mediated adverse reactions usually manifest during treatment with TECENTRIQ, they can also manifest after discontinuation of treatment. Early identification and management of immune-mediated adverse reactions are essential to ensure safe use of TECENTRIQ.

Monitor patients closely for symptoms and signs that may be clinical manifestations of underlying immune-mediated adverse reactions. Evaluate liver enzymes, creatinine, and thyroid function at baseline and periodically during treatment. In cases of suspected immune-mediated adverse reactions, initiate appropriate workup to exclude alternative etiologies, including infection. Institute medical management promptly, including specialty consultation as appropriate.

Withhold or permanently discontinue TECENTRIQ depending on severity. In general, if TECENTRIQ requires interruption or discontinuation, administer systemic corticosteroid therapy (1 to 2 mg/kg/day prednisone or equivalent) until improvement to Grade 1 or less, then initiate corticosteroid taper and continue to taper over at least 1 month. Consider administration of other systemic immunosuppressants in patients whose immune-mediated adverse reactions are not controlled with corticosteroid therapy.

Immune-Mediated Pneumonitis

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated pneumonitis. The incidence of pneumonitis is higher in patients who have received prior thoracic radiation
  • Immune-mediated pneumonitis occurred in 3% (83/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including fatal (<0.1%), Grade 4 (0.2%), Grade 3 (0.8%), and Grade 2 (1.1%) adverse reactions. Pneumonitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.5% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 1.5% of patients
  • Systemic corticosteroids were required in 55% (46/83) of patients with pneumonitis. Pneumonitis resolved in 69% of the 83 patients. Of the 39 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for pneumonitis, 25 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement; of these, 4% had recurrence of pneumonitis
  • Immune-mediated pneumonitis occurred in 13% (29/230) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, including Grade 3 (1.3%) and Grade 2 (7%) adverse reactions. Pneumonitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 2.6% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 7.4% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 55% (16/29) of patients with pneumonitis

Immune-Mediated Colitis

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated colitis. Colitis can present with diarrhea, abdominal pain, and lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection/reactivation has been reported in patients with corticosteroid-refractory immune-mediated colitis. In cases of corticosteroid-refractory colitis, consider repeating infectious workup to exclude alternative etiologies
  • Immune-mediated colitis occurred in 1% (26/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (0.5%) and Grade 2 (0.3%) adverse reactions. Colitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.2% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.5% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 50% (13/26) of patients with colitis. Colitis resolved in 73% of the 26 patients. Of the 12 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for colitis, 8 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement; of these, 25% had recurrence of colitis

Immune-Mediated Hepatitis

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated hepatitis. Immune-mediated hepatitis occurred in 1.8% (48/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including fatal (<0.1%), Grade 4 (0.2%), Grade 3 (0.5%), and Grade 2 (0.5%) adverse reactions. Hepatitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.2% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.2% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 25% (12/48) of patients with hepatitis. Hepatitis resolved in 50% of the 48 patients. Of the 6 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hepatitis, 4 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement; of these, none had recurrence of hepatitis
  • Immune-mediated hepatitis occurred in 6.1% (14/230) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, including Grade 4 (1.3%), Grade 3 (1.7%), and Grade 2 (1.3%) adverse reactions. Hepatitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 2.2% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 1.7% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 50% (7/14) of patients with hepatitis. Hepatitis resolved in 93% of the 14 patients. Of the 4 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hepatitis, 3 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement; of these, 33% had recurrence of hepatitis

Immune-Mediated Endocrinopathies
Adrenal Insufficiency

  • TECENTRIQ can cause primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency. For Grade 2 or higher adrenal insufficiency, initiate symptomatic treatment, including hormone replacement as clinically indicated
  • Adrenal insufficiency occurred in 0.4% (11/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (<0.1%) and Grade 2 (0.2%) adverse reactions. Adrenal insufficiency led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 1 patient and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 1 patient. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 82% (9/11) of patients with adrenal insufficiency; of these, 3 patients remained on systemic corticosteroids. The single patient in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for adrenal insufficiency did not reinitiate TECENTRIQ

Hypophysitis

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated hypophysitis. Hypophysitis can present with acute symptoms associated with mass effect such as headache, photophobia, or visual field cuts. Hypophysitis can cause hypopituitarism. Initiate hormone replacement as clinically indicated
  • Hypophysitis occurred in <0.1% (2/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 2 (1 patient, <0.1%) adverse reactions. Hypophysitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 1 patient and no patients required withholding of TECENTRIQ. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 50% (1/2) of patients with hypophysitis. Hypophysitis did not resolve in these 2 patients

Thyroid Disorders

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated thyroid disorders. Thyroiditis can present with or without endocrinopathy. Hypothyroidism can follow hyperthyroidism. Initiate hormone replacement for hypothyroidism or medical management for hyperthyroidism as clinically indicated
  • Thyroiditis occurred in 0.2% (4/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 2 (<0.1%) adverse reactions. Thyroiditis did not lead to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in any of these patients, but led to withholding of TECENTRIQ in 1 patient. Hormone replacement therapy was required in 75% (3/4) of patients with thyroiditis. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 25% (1/4) of patients with thyroiditis. Thyroiditis resolved in 50% of patients. The single patient in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for thyroiditis reinitiated TECENTRIQ; this patient did not have recurrence of thyroiditis
  • Hyperthyroidism occurred in 0.8% (21/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 2 (0.4%) adverse reactions. Hyperthyroidism did not lead to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in any of these patients, but led to withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.1% of patients. Antithyroid therapy was required in 29% (6/21) of patients with hyperthyroidism. Of these 6 patients, the majority remained on antithyroid treatment. Of the 3 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hyperthyroidism, 1 patient reinitiated TECENTRIQ; this patient did not have recurrence of hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism occurred in 19% (43/230) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, including Grade 3 (0.9%) and Grade 2 (7.8%) adverse reactions. Hyperthyroidism led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.4% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 10% of patients. Antithyroid therapy was required in 53% (23/43) of patients with hyperthyroidism. Of these 23 patients, the majority remained on antithyroid treatment. Of the 24 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hyperthyroidism, 18 patients reinitiated TECENTRIQ; of these, 28% had recurrence of hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism occurred in 4.9% (128/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (0.2%) and Grade 2 (3.4%) adverse reactions. Hypothyroidism did not lead to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in any of these patients, but led to withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.6% of patients. Hormone replacement therapy was required in 81% (104/128) of patients with hypothyroidism. The majority of patients with hypothyroidism remained on thyroid hormone replacement. Of the 17 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hypothyroidism, 8 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement
  • Hypothyroidism occurred in 26% (60/230) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, including Grade 2 (9.1%) adverse reactions. Hypothyroidism did not lead to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in any of these patients, but led to withholding of TECENTRIQ in 2.6% of patients. Hormone replacement therapy was required in 52% (31/60) of patients with hypothyroidism. The majority of patients with hypothyroidism remained on thyroid hormone replacement. Of the 6 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hypothyroidism, 4 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement. The majority of patients with hypothyroidism required long-term thyroid replacement

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Which Can Present With Diabetic Ketoacidosis

  • Monitor patients for hyperglycemia or other signs and symptoms of diabetes. Initiate treatment with insulin as clinically indicated
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus occurred in 0.3% (7/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (0.2%) and Grade 2 (<0.1%) adverse reactions. Type 1 diabetes mellitus led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 1 patient and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 2 patients. Treatment with insulin was required for all patients with confirmed Type 1 diabetes mellitus and insulin therapy was continued long-term. Of the 2 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for Type 1 diabetes mellitus, both reinitiated TECENTRIQ treatment

Immune-Mediated Nephritis With Renal Dysfunction

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated nephritis
  • Immune-mediated nephritis with renal dysfunction occurred in <0.1% (1/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, and this adverse reaction was a Grade 3 (<0.1%) adverse reaction. Nephritis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in this patient. This patient required systemic corticosteroids. In this patient, nephritis did not resolve
  • Immune-mediated nephritis with renal dysfunction occurred in 1.3% (3/230) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, including Grade 2 (1.3%) adverse reactions. Nephritis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.4% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.9% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 67% (2/3) of patients with nephritis. Nephritis resolved in all 3 of these patients. Of the 2 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for nephritis, both reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement and neither had recurrence of nephritis

Immune-Mediated Dermatologic Adverse Reactions

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated rash or dermatitis. Exfoliative dermatitis, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), DRESS, and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), has occurred with PD-1/PD-L1 blocking antibodies. Topical emollients and/or topical corticosteroids may be adequate to treat mild to moderate non-exfoliative rashes 
  • Immune-mediated dermatologic adverse reactions occurred in 0.6% (15/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (<0.1%) and Grade 2 (0.2%) adverse reactions. Dermatologic adverse reactions led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.1% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.2% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 20% (3/15) of patients with dermatologic adverse reactions. Dermatologic adverse reactions resolved in 87% of the 15 patients. Of the 4 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for immune-mediated dermatologic adverse reactions, none reinitiated TECENTRIQ

Other Immune-Mediated Adverse Reactions

  • The following clinically significant immune-mediated adverse reactions occurred at an incidence of <1% (unless otherwise noted) in patients who received TECENTRIQ or were reported with the use of other PD-1/PD-L1 blocking antibodies
    • Cardiac/Vascular: Myocarditis, pericarditis, vasculitis
    • Nervous System: Meningitis, encephalitis, myelitis and demyelination, myasthenic syndrome/myasthenia gravis (including exacerbation), Guillain-Barré syndrome, nerve paresis, autoimmune neuropathy
    • Ocular: Uveitis, iritis, and other ocular inflammatory toxicities can occur. Some cases can be associated with retinal detachment. Various grades of visual impairment, including blindness, can occur. If uveitis occurs in combination with other immune-mediated adverse reactions, consider a Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada-like syndrome, as this may require treatment with systemic steroids to reduce the risk of permanent vision loss
    • Gastrointestinal: Pancreatitis to include increases in serum amylase and lipase levels, gastritis, duodenitis
    • Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue: Myositis/polymyositis, rhabdomyolysis and associated sequelae including renal failure, arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatic
    • Endocrine: Hypoparathyroidism
    • Other (Hematologic/Immune): Hemolytic anemia, aplastic anemia, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (Kikuchi lymphadenitis), sarcoidosis, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, solid organ transplant rejection

Infusion-Related Reactions

  • TECENTRIQ can cause severe or life-threatening infusion-related reactions. Monitor for signs and symptoms of infusion-related reactions. Interrupt, slow the rate of, or permanently discontinue TECENTRIQ based on the severity. For Grade 1 or 2 infusion-related reactions, consider using pre-medications with subsequent doses
  • Infusion-related reactions occurred in 1.3% of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (0.2%) reactions
  • The frequency and severity of infusion-related reactions were similar across the recommended dose range

Complications of Allogeneic HSCT After PD-1/PD-L1 Inhibitors

  • Fatal and other serious complications can occur in patients who receive allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) before or after being treated with a PD-1/PD-L1 blocking antibody
  • Transplant-related complications include hyperacute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), acute GVHD, chronic GVHD, hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) after reduced intensity conditioning, and steroid-requiring febrile syndrome (without an identified infectious cause)
  • These complications may occur despite intervening therapy between PD-1/PD-L1 blockage and allogeneic HSCT
  • Follow patients closely for evidence of transplant-related complications and intervene promptly. Consider the benefits versus risks of treatment with a PD-1/PD-L1 blocking antibody prior to or after an allogeneic HSCT

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

  • Based on its mechanism of action, TECENTRIQ can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. There are no available data on the use of TECENTRIQ in pregnant women. Animal studies have demonstrated that inhibition of the PD-L1/PD-1 pathway can lead to increased risk of immune-related rejection of the developing fetus, resulting in fetal death
  • Verify pregnancy status of females of reproductive potential prior to initiating TECENTRIQ. Advise females of reproductive potential of the potential risk to a fetus and to use effective contraception during treatment with TECENTRIQ and for at least 5 months after the last dose

Use in Specific Populations
Nursing Mothers

  • There is no information regarding the presence of TECENTRIQ in human milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or the effects on milk production. As human IgG is excreted in human milk, the potential for absorption and harm to the infant is unknown
  • Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in breastfed infants from TECENTRIQ, advise female patients not to breastfeed while taking TECENTRIQ and for at least 5 months after the last dose

Fertility

  • Based on animal studies, TECENTRIQ may impair fertility in females of reproductive potential while receiving treatment

Most Common Adverse Reactions
The most common adverse reactions (rate ≥20%) in patients who received TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib for melanoma were rash (75%), musculoskeletal pain (62%), fatigue (51%), hepatotoxicity (50%), pyrexia (49%), nausea (30%), pruritus (26%), edema (26%), stomatitis (23%), hypothyroidism (22%), and photosensitivity reaction (21%).

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.

Please see full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information.

Indication

TECENTRIQ, in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, is indicated for the treatment of patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

Important Safety Information

Severe and Fatal Immune-Mediated Adverse Reactions
TECENTRIQ is a monoclonal antibody that belongs to a class of drugs that bind to either the programmed death-receptor 1 (PD-1) or the PD-ligand 1 (PD-L1), blocking the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway, thereby removing inhibition of the immune response, potentially breaking peripheral tolerance and inducing immune-mediated adverse reactions. The following immune-mediated adverse reactions may not include all possible severe and fatal immune-mediated reactions.

Immune-mediated adverse reactions can occur in any organ system or tissue and at any time after starting TECENTRIQ. While immune-mediated adverse reactions usually manifest during treatment with TECENTRIQ, they can also manifest after discontinuation of treatment. Early identification and management of immune-mediated adverse reactions are essential to ensure safe use of TECENTRIQ.

Monitor patients closely for symptoms and signs that may be clinical manifestations of underlying immune-mediated adverse reactions. Evaluate liver enzymes, creatinine, and thyroid function at baseline and periodically during treatment. In cases of suspected immune-mediated adverse reactions, initiate appropriate workup to exclude alternative etiologies, including infection. Institute medical management promptly, including specialty consultation as appropriate.

Withhold or permanently discontinue TECENTRIQ depending on severity. In general, if TECENTRIQ requires interruption or discontinuation, administer systemic corticosteroid therapy (1 to 2 mg/kg/day prednisone or equivalent) until improvement to Grade 1 or less, then initiate corticosteroid taper and continue to taper over at least 1 month. Consider administration of other systemic immunosuppressants in patients whose immune-mediated adverse reactions are not controlled with corticosteroid therapy.

Immune-Mediated Pneumonitis

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated pneumonitis. The incidence of pneumonitis is higher in patients who have received prior thoracic radiation
  • Immune-mediated pneumonitis occurred in 3% (83/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including fatal (<0.1%), Grade 4 (0.2%), Grade 3 (0.8%), and Grade 2 (1.1%) adverse reactions. Pneumonitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.5% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 1.5% of patients
  • Systemic corticosteroids were required in 55% (46/83) of patients with pneumonitis. Pneumonitis resolved in 69% of the 83 patients. Of the 39 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for pneumonitis, 25 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement; of these, 4% had recurrence of pneumonitis
  • Immune-mediated pneumonitis occurred in 13% (29/230) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, including Grade 3 (1.3%) and Grade 2 (7%) adverse reactions. Pneumonitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 2.6% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 7.4% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 55% (16/29) of patients with pneumonitis

Immune-Mediated Colitis

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated colitis. Colitis can present with diarrhea, abdominal pain, and lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection/reactivation has been reported in patients with corticosteroid-refractory immune-mediated colitis. In cases of corticosteroid-refractory colitis, consider repeating infectious workup to exclude alternative etiologies
  • Immune-mediated colitis occurred in 1% (26/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (0.5%) and Grade 2 (0.3%) adverse reactions. Colitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.2% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.5% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 50% (13/26) of patients with colitis. Colitis resolved in 73% of the 26 patients. Of the 12 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for colitis, 8 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement; of these, 25% had recurrence of colitis

Immune-Mediated Hepatitis

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated hepatitis. Immune-mediated hepatitis occurred in 1.8% (48/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including fatal (<0.1%), Grade 4 (0.2%), Grade 3 (0.5%), and Grade 2 (0.5%) adverse reactions. Hepatitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.2% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.2% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 25% (12/48) of patients with hepatitis. Hepatitis resolved in 50% of the 48 patients. Of the 6 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hepatitis, 4 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement; of these, none had recurrence of hepatitis
  • Immune-mediated hepatitis occurred in 6.1% (14/230) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, including Grade 4 (1.3%), Grade 3 (1.7%), and Grade 2 (1.3%) adverse reactions. Hepatitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 2.2% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 1.7% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 50% (7/14) of patients with hepatitis. Hepatitis resolved in 93% of the 14 patients. Of the 4 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hepatitis, 3 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement; of these, 33% had recurrence of hepatitis

Immune-Mediated Endocrinopathies
Adrenal Insufficiency

  • TECENTRIQ can cause primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency. For Grade 2 or higher adrenal insufficiency, initiate symptomatic treatment, including hormone replacement as clinically indicated
  • Adrenal insufficiency occurred in 0.4% (11/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (<0.1%) and Grade 2 (0.2%) adverse reactions. Adrenal insufficiency led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 1 patient and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 1 patient. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 82% (9/11) of patients with adrenal insufficiency; of these, 3 patients remained on systemic corticosteroids. The single patient in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for adrenal insufficiency did not reinitiate TECENTRIQ

Hypophysitis

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated hypophysitis. Hypophysitis can present with acute symptoms associated with mass effect such as headache, photophobia, or visual field cuts. Hypophysitis can cause hypopituitarism. Initiate hormone replacement as clinically indicated
  • Hypophysitis occurred in <0.1% (2/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 2 (1 patient, <0.1%) adverse reactions. Hypophysitis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 1 patient and no patients required withholding of TECENTRIQ. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 50% (1/2) of patients with hypophysitis. Hypophysitis did not resolve in these 2 patients

Thyroid Disorders

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated thyroid disorders. Thyroiditis can present with or without endocrinopathy. Hypothyroidism can follow hyperthyroidism. Initiate hormone replacement for hypothyroidism or medical management for hyperthyroidism as clinically indicated
  • Thyroiditis occurred in 0.2% (4/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 2 (<0.1%) adverse reactions. Thyroiditis did not lead to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in any of these patients, but led to withholding of TECENTRIQ in 1 patient. Hormone replacement therapy was required in 75% (3/4) of patients with thyroiditis. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 25% (1/4) of patients with thyroiditis. Thyroiditis resolved in 50% of patients. The single patient in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for thyroiditis reinitiated TECENTRIQ; this patient did not have recurrence of thyroiditis
  • Hyperthyroidism occurred in 0.8% (21/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 2 (0.4%) adverse reactions. Hyperthyroidism did not lead to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in any of these patients, but led to withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.1% of patients. Antithyroid therapy was required in 29% (6/21) of patients with hyperthyroidism. Of these 6 patients, the majority remained on antithyroid treatment. Of the 3 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hyperthyroidism, 1 patient reinitiated TECENTRIQ; this patient did not have recurrence of hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism occurred in 19% (43/230) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, including Grade 3 (0.9%) and Grade 2 (7.8%) adverse reactions. Hyperthyroidism led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.4% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 10% of patients. Antithyroid therapy was required in 53% (23/43) of patients with hyperthyroidism. Of these 23 patients, the majority remained on antithyroid treatment. Of the 24 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hyperthyroidism, 18 patients reinitiated TECENTRIQ; of these, 28% had recurrence of hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism occurred in 4.9% (128/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (0.2%) and Grade 2 (3.4%) adverse reactions. Hypothyroidism did not lead to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in any of these patients, but led to withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.6% of patients. Hormone replacement therapy was required in 81% (104/128) of patients with hypothyroidism. The majority of patients with hypothyroidism remained on thyroid hormone replacement. Of the 17 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hypothyroidism, 8 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement
  • Hypothyroidism occurred in 26% (60/230) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, including Grade 2 (9.1%) adverse reactions. Hypothyroidism did not lead to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in any of these patients, but led to withholding of TECENTRIQ in 2.6% of patients. Hormone replacement therapy was required in 52% (31/60) of patients with hypothyroidism. The majority of patients with hypothyroidism remained on thyroid hormone replacement. Of the 6 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for hypothyroidism, 4 reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement. The majority of patients with hypothyroidism required long-term thyroid replacement

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Which Can Present With Diabetic Ketoacidosis

  • Monitor patients for hyperglycemia or other signs and symptoms of diabetes. Initiate treatment with insulin as clinically indicated
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus occurred in 0.3% (7/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (0.2%) and Grade 2 (<0.1%) adverse reactions. Type 1 diabetes mellitus led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 1 patient and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 2 patients. Treatment with insulin was required for all patients with confirmed Type 1 diabetes mellitus and insulin therapy was continued long-term. Of the 2 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for Type 1 diabetes mellitus, both reinitiated TECENTRIQ treatment

Immune-Mediated Nephritis With Renal Dysfunction

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated nephritis
  • Immune-mediated nephritis with renal dysfunction occurred in <0.1% (1/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, and this adverse reaction was a Grade 3 (<0.1%) adverse reaction. Nephritis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in this patient. This patient required systemic corticosteroids. In this patient, nephritis did not resolve
  • Immune-mediated nephritis with renal dysfunction occurred in 1.3% (3/230) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib, including Grade 2 (1.3%) adverse reactions. Nephritis led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.4% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.9% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 67% (2/3) of patients with nephritis. Nephritis resolved in all 3 of these patients. Of the 2 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for nephritis, both reinitiated TECENTRIQ after symptom improvement and neither had recurrence of nephritis

Immune-Mediated Dermatologic Adverse Reactions

  • TECENTRIQ can cause immune-mediated rash or dermatitis. Exfoliative dermatitis, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), DRESS, and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), has occurred with PD-1/PD-L1 blocking antibodies. Topical emollients and/or topical corticosteroids may be adequate to treat mild to moderate non-exfoliative rashes 
  • Immune-mediated dermatologic adverse reactions occurred in 0.6% (15/2616) of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (<0.1%) and Grade 2 (0.2%) adverse reactions. Dermatologic adverse reactions led to permanent discontinuation of TECENTRIQ in 0.1% and withholding of TECENTRIQ in 0.2% of patients. Systemic corticosteroids were required in 20% (3/15) of patients with dermatologic adverse reactions. Dermatologic adverse reactions resolved in 87% of the 15 patients. Of the 4 patients in whom TECENTRIQ was withheld for immune-mediated dermatologic adverse reactions, none reinitiated TECENTRIQ

Other Immune-Mediated Adverse Reactions

  • The following clinically significant immune-mediated adverse reactions occurred at an incidence of <1% (unless otherwise noted) in patients who received TECENTRIQ or were reported with the use of other PD-1/PD-L1 blocking antibodies
    • Cardiac/Vascular: Myocarditis, pericarditis, vasculitis
    • Nervous System: Meningitis, encephalitis, myelitis and demyelination, myasthenic syndrome/myasthenia gravis (including exacerbation), Guillain-Barré syndrome, nerve paresis, autoimmune neuropathy
    • Ocular: Uveitis, iritis, and other ocular inflammatory toxicities can occur. Some cases can be associated with retinal detachment. Various grades of visual impairment, including blindness, can occur. If uveitis occurs in combination with other immune-mediated adverse reactions, consider a Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada-like syndrome, as this may require treatment with systemic steroids to reduce the risk of permanent vision loss
    • Gastrointestinal: Pancreatitis to include increases in serum amylase and lipase levels, gastritis, duodenitis
    • Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue: Myositis/polymyositis, rhabdomyolysis and associated sequelae including renal failure, arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatic
    • Endocrine: Hypoparathyroidism
    • Other (Hematologic/Immune): Hemolytic anemia, aplastic anemia, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (Kikuchi lymphadenitis), sarcoidosis, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, solid organ transplant rejection

Infusion-Related Reactions

  • TECENTRIQ can cause severe or life-threatening infusion-related reactions. Monitor for signs and symptoms of infusion-related reactions. Interrupt, slow the rate of, or permanently discontinue TECENTRIQ based on the severity. For Grade 1 or 2 infusion-related reactions, consider using pre-medications with subsequent doses
  • Infusion-related reactions occurred in 1.3% of patients receiving TECENTRIQ alone, including Grade 3 (0.2%) reactions
  • The frequency and severity of infusion-related reactions were similar across the recommended dose range

Complications of Allogeneic HSCT After PD-1/PD-L1 Inhibitors

  • Fatal and other serious complications can occur in patients who receive allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) before or after being treated with a PD-1/PD-L1 blocking antibody
  • Transplant-related complications include hyperacute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), acute GVHD, chronic GVHD, hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) after reduced intensity conditioning, and steroid-requiring febrile syndrome (without an identified infectious cause)
  • These complications may occur despite intervening therapy between PD-1/PD-L1 blockage and allogeneic HSCT
  • Follow patients closely for evidence of transplant-related complications and intervene promptly. Consider the benefits versus risks of treatment with a PD-1/PD-L1 blocking antibody prior to or after an allogeneic HSCT

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

  • Based on its mechanism of action, TECENTRIQ can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. There are no available data on the use of TECENTRIQ in pregnant women. Animal studies have demonstrated that inhibition of the PD-L1/PD-1 pathway can lead to increased risk of immune-related rejection of the developing fetus, resulting in fetal death
  • Verify pregnancy status of females of reproductive potential prior to initiating TECENTRIQ. Advise females of reproductive potential of the potential risk to a fetus and to use effective contraception during treatment with TECENTRIQ and for at least 5 months after the last dose

Use in Specific Populations
Nursing Mothers

  • There is no information regarding the presence of TECENTRIQ in human milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or the effects on milk production. As human IgG is excreted in human milk, the potential for absorption and harm to the infant is unknown
  • Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in breastfed infants from TECENTRIQ, advise female patients not to breastfeed while taking TECENTRIQ and for at least 5 months after the last dose

Fertility

  • Based on animal studies, TECENTRIQ may impair fertility in females of reproductive potential while receiving treatment

Most Common Adverse Reactions
The most common adverse reactions (rate ≥20%) in patients who received TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib for melanoma were rash (75%), musculoskeletal pain (62%), fatigue (51%), hepatotoxicity (50%), pyrexia (49%), nausea (30%), pruritus (26%), edema (26%), stomatitis (23%), hypothyroidism (22%), and photosensitivity reaction (21%).

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.

Please see full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information.

    • TECENTRIQ Prescribing Information. Genentech, Inc.

      TECENTRIQ Prescribing Information. Genentech, Inc.

    • Referenced with permission from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Melanoma: Cutaneous, V.2.2021. © National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc. 2021. All rights reserved. Accessed March 30, 2021. To view the most recent and complete version of the guideline, go online to www.NCCN.org.

      Referenced with permission from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Melanoma: Cutaneous, V.2.2021. © National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc. 2021. All rights reserved. Accessed March 30, 2021. To view the most recent and complete version of the guideline, go online to www.NCCN.org.

    • Gutzmer R, Stroyakovskiy D, Gogas H, et al. Atezolizumab, vemurafenib, and cobimetinib as first-line treatment for unresectable advanced BRAFV600 mutation-positive melanoma (IMspire150): primary analysis of the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2020;395:1835-1844.

      Gutzmer R, Stroyakovskiy D, Gogas H, et al. Atezolizumab, vemurafenib, and cobimetinib as first-line treatment for unresectable advanced BRAFV600 mutation-positive melanoma (IMspire150): primary analysis of the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2020;395:1835-1844.

    • Data on file. Clinical Study Report CO39262. Genentech, Inc.

      Data on file. Clinical Study Report CO39262. Genentech, Inc.

    • Data on file. Roche.

      Data on file. Roche.

    • COTELLIC Prescribing Information. Genentech, Inc.

      COTELLIC Prescribing Information. Genentech, Inc.

    • ZELBORAF Prescribing Information. Genentech, Inc.

      ZELBORAF Prescribing Information. Genentech, Inc.