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 Tarceva 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.

PAN=Patient Authorization and Notice of Request for Transmission of Health Information to Genentech Access Solutions and Genentech® Access to Care Foundation.

Important Safety Information & Indication

Indications

Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Tarceva is indicated for:

  • The treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletions or exon 21 (L858R) substitution mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test receiving first-line, maintenance, or second or greater line treatment after progression following at least one prior chemotherapy regimen.

Limitations of use:

  • Safety and efficacy of Tarceva have not been established in patients with NSCLC whose tumors have other EGFR mutations.
  • Tarceva is not recommended for use in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy.

Pancreatic Cancer

Tarceva in combination with gemcitabine is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with locally advanced, unresectable, or metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Important Safety Information

  • WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
    • Cases of serious interstitial lung disease (ILD), including fatal cases, have been reported.
    • Hepatic failure, hepatorenal syndrome, and severe acute renal failure (all including fatal cases) and renal insufficiency have been reported.
    • Gastrointestinal perforation (including fatal cases) has been reported.
    • Bullous, blistering and exfoliative skin conditions, including cases suggestive of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis, which in some cases were fatal, have been reported.
    • In the pooled incidences in the 3 monotherapy lung studies and the pancreatic carcinoma trial, serious adverse reactions, including fatal cases, such as cerebrovascular accident and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia with thrombocytopenia were reported.
    • Decreased tear production, abnormal eyelash growth, keratoconjunctivitis sicca or keratitis can occur and can lead to corneal perforation or ulceration.
    • Severe and fatal hemorrhage associated with International Normalized Ratio (INR) elevations can occur when Tarceva and warfarin are used concurrently.
    • Embryo-fetal toxicity. Women should be advised to avoid pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • MOST COMMON ADVERSE REACTIONS:
    • Metastatic NSCLC – First-Line Treatment of Patients With EGFR Mutations:
      • Diarrhea, asthenia, rash, cough, dyspnea, and decreased appetite.
    • Metastatic NSCLC – Maintenance Treatment:
      • Rash and diarrhea.
    • Metastatic NSCLC – Second/Third-line Treatment:
      • Rash and diarrhea.
    • Advanced Pancreatic Cancer – Tarceva Administered Concurrently with Gemcitabine:
      • Fatigue, rash, nausea, anorexia, and diarrhea.

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

For additional Important Safety Information, please see full Prescribing Information.