This page contains brief information about cemiplimab-rwlc and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Cemiplimab-rwlc is approved to treat:
- Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) (a type of skin cancer) that is locally advanced or metastatic. It is used in patients whose disease has been treated with hedgehog pathway inhibitor therapy or who cannot receive hedgehog pathway inhibitor therapy.
- Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer) that is locally advanced or metastatic. It is used in patients whose disease cannot be cured by surgery or radiation therapy.
- Non-small cell lung cancer that has the PD-L1 protein but does not have a mutation in the EGFR, ALK, or ROS1 gene. It is used in patients whose disease is locally advanced and cannot be treated with surgery or chemotherapy and radiation therapy or whose disease is metastatic.
The use for metastatic BCC is approved under FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program. As a condition of approval, confirmatory trial(s) must show that cemiplimab-rwlc provides a clinical benefit in these patients.
Cemiplimab-rwlc is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
More About Cemiplimab-rwlc
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Cemiplimab-rwlc - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.
Research Results and Related Resources
Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Cemiplimab-rwlc - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.