How Can We Help You?
There may be options to help you afford your Genentech medicine, no
matter what type of health insurance you have.
If you need help with the co-pay for your Genentech medicine, Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions can refer you to an independent co-pay assistance foundation.
An independent co-pay assistance foundation is a charitable
organization that gives financial assistance for medicines.
Call Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions at (888) 249-4918 for a referral.
If you would like to contact a foundation directly, you can use the information below:
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Independent co-pay assistance foundations have their own rules for
eligibility. We cannot guarantee a foundation will help you. We only
can refer you to a foundation that supports your disease state. This
information is provided as a resource for you. We do not endorse or
show financial preference for any particular foundation. The
foundations in this list are not the only ones that might be able to
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
- Who don't have insurance
- Whose treatment is not covered by insurance
are struggling with high out-of-pocket costs
To learn more and to apply for help, visit GenentechPatientFoundation.com.
If you have health insurance coverage for your medicine, you must have already tried other types of patient assistance to qualify for free Genentech medicine from the Genentech Patient Foundation. This includes the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card and support from independent co-pay assistance foundations. You must also meet financial criteria. If you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover your medicine, you must meet different financial criteria.
Genentech BioOncology Access Solutions can refer you to the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card. It can help you with the out-of-pocket costs for your Genentech medicine, if you’re eligible.
The Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card helps patients with commercial
health insurance. This might be a plan you get through your employer
or one you purchased through a Health Insurance Marketplace like
HealthCare.gov. To qualify, you must also meet other criteria.
In order to be eligible for the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card,
the patient must have commercial insurance, must not have Medicare,
Medicaid or other government insurance, and must meet other
eligibility criteria. They also must agree to the rules set forth in
the terms and conditions for the program. Please visit CopayAssistanceNow.com for the full list of
terms and conditions.
How to Work With Genentech BioOncology® Access
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
What it Treats
Who is ALECENSA for?
ALECENSA is a prescription medicine used to treat people with non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (mNSCLC) and is caused by an abnormal anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene. Your healthcare provider will perform a test to make sure that ALECENSA is right for you.
It is not known if ALECENSA is safe and effective in children.
Important Safety Information
What is the most important information I should know about ALECENSA?
Everyone reacts differently to treatment with ALECENSA. It’s important to know the most serious and most common side effects with ALECENSA.
Your doctor may lower the dose or stop treatment with ALECENSA if any side effects occur. Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following side effects.
ALECENSA may cause serious side effects, including:
Liver problems (hepatotoxicity). ALECENSA may cause liver injury. Your doctor will do blood tests at least every 2 weeks for the first 3 months, and then 1 time each month and as needed during treatment with ALECENSA. Tell your doctor right away if you get any of the following signs and symptoms:
- Feeling tired
- Feeling less hungry than usual
- Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
- Dark urine
- Itchy skin
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pain on the right side of your stomach area
- Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal
Lung problems. ALECENSA may cause severe or life-threatening swelling (inflammation) of the lungs during treatment. Symptoms may be similar to those symptoms from lung cancer. Tell your doctor right away if you have any new or worsening symptoms, including:
- Trouble breathing
- Shortness of breath
Kidney problems. ALECENSA may cause severe or life-threatening kidney problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have a change in the amount or color of your urine, or if you get new or worsening swelling in your legs or feet.
Slow heartbeat (bradycardia). ALECENSA may cause very slow heartbeats that can be severe. Your doctor will check your heart rate and blood pressure during treatment with ALECENSA. Tell your doctor right away if you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or if you faint during treatment with ALECENSA. Tell your doctor if you take any heart or blood pressure medicines.
Muscle pain, tenderness, and weakness (myalgia). Muscle problems are common with ALECENSA and can be severe. Your doctor will do blood tests at least every 2 weeks for the first month and as needed during treatment with ALECENSA. Tell your doctor right away if you have any new or worsening signs and symptoms of muscle problems, including unexplained muscle pain or muscle pain that does not go away, tenderness, or weakness.
Before you take ALECENSA, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have liver problems
- Have lung or breathing problems
- Have a slow heartbeat
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of ALECENSA?
The most common side effects of ALECENSA include:
- Swelling in your hands, feet, ankles, face, and eyelids
- Muscle pain, tenderness, and weakness (myalgia)
- Low red blood cell count
These are not all of the possible side effects of ALECENSA. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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 additional Important Safety Information in full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.