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T-DM1 Approved for HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

Ben Leach
Published: Friday, Feb 22, 2013

Dr. Richard Pazdur

Richard Pazdur, MD

The FDA has approved ado-trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla), also known as T-DM1, for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.

Verma S, Miles D, Gianni L. Updated overall survival results from EMILIA, a phase 3 study of T-DM1 (T-DM1) vs capecitabine (X) and lapatinib (L) in HER2-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Paper presented at: 37th European Society for Medical Oncology Congress; September 28-October 2, 2012; Vienna, Austria. Abstract LBA12.

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