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
Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma
ZELBORAF® (vemurafenib) is indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600E mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test.
Limitation of Use: ZELBORAF is not indicated for treatment of patients with wild-type BRAF melanoma.
ZELBORAF® is indicated for the treatment of patients with Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD) with BRAF V600 mutation.
Important Safety Information
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
The following can occur in patients treated with ZELBORAF:
- New primary malignancies including cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, noncutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, new primary melanoma, and other malignancies
- Tumor promotion in BRAF wild-type melanomas
- Serious hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis
- Severe dermatologic reactions including Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis
- QT prolongation
- Hepatotoxicity including liver injury leading to functional hepatic impairment (including coagulopathy or other organ dysfunction); increases in transaminases and bilirubin when concurrently administered with ipilimumab
- Ophthalmologic reactions
- Embryo-fetal toxicity
- Radiation sensitization and radiation recall, including fatal cases in patients with visceral involvement
- Renal failure, including acute interstitial nephritis and acute tubular necrosis
- Dupuytren’s contracture and plantar fascial fibromatosis
Avoid concurrent use of ZELBORAF with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors, strong CYP3A4 inducers, and CYP1A2 and P-glycoprotein substrates with a narrow therapeutic window.
USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
Lactation: Advise women not to breastfeed while taking ZELBORAF and for 2 weeks after the final dose.
Most Common Adverse Reactions
The most common adverse reactions of any grade (≥30%) reported were arthralgia (53%), rash (37%), alopecia (45%), fatigue (38%), photosensitivity reaction (33%), nausea (35%), pruritus (23%), and skin papilloma (21%).
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.
Please see accompanying Full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information.