Referrals to the Genentech Patient Foundation
The Genentech® Access to Care Foundation is now the Genentech Patient Foundation.
We are still focused on giving free medicines to patients in need, but we've made some changes to provide better support to more patients, more quickly.
The Genentech Patient Foundation provides free medicines to people:
- Who don't have insurance
- Whose treatment is not covered by insurance
- Who are struggling with high out-of-pocket costs
To learn more and to apply for help, visit GenentechPatientFoundation.com.
To be eligible for free Genentech medicine from the Genentech Patient Foundation, insured patients who have coverage for their medicine must have exhausted all other forms of patient assistance (including the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card and support from independent co-pay assistance foundations) and must meet financial criteria. Uninsured patients and insured patients without coverage for their medicine must meet different financial criteria.
Download this flash card to learn more about the Genentech Patient Foundation.
Important Safety Information & Indication
ALECENSA is indicated for the treatment of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (mNSCLC) as detected by an FDA- approved test.
Important Safety Information
Hepatotoxicity: Monitor liver function tests every 2 weeks during the first 3 months of treatment, then once a month and as clinically indicated, with more frequent testing in patients who develop transaminase and bilirubin elevations. Based on the severity of the adverse reaction, withhold then dose reduce, or permanently discontinue ALECENSA.
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)/Pneumonitis: ILD/pneumonitis occurred in 0.7% of patients. Immediately withhold ALECENSA in patients diagnosed with ILD/pneumonitis and permanently discontinue if no other potential causes of ILD/pneumonitis have been identified.
Renal Impairment: Renal impairment occurred in 8% of patients. Incidence of Grade ≥3 was 1.7%, of which 0.5% were fatal events. Based on the severity of the adverse reaction, withhold then dose reduce, or permanently discontinue ALECENSA.
Bradycardia: Monitor heart rate and blood pressure regularly. If symptomatic, withhold ALECENSA then dose reduce or permanently discontinue.
Severe Myalgia and Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) Elevation: Advise patients to report any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. Assess CPK levels every 2 weeks for the first month of treatment and as clinically indicated in patients reporting symptoms. Based on the severity of the CPK elevation, withhold, then resume or dose reduce ALECENSA.
Embryo-Fetal Toxicity: ALECENSA can cause fetal harm. Advise pregnant women of the potential risk to a fetus. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with ALECENSA and for 1 week following the final dose. Advise males with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with ALECENSA and for 3 months following the final dose.
Most Common Adverse Reactions: The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥20%) were constipation (34%), fatigue (26%), myalgia (23%), edema (22%), and anemia (20%).
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 additional Important Safety Information in full Prescribing Information.