Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine

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 (A-doh-tras-TOO-zoo-mab em-TAN-seen)

This page contains brief information about ado-trastuzumab emtansine and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)
Kadcyla
FDA Approved
Yes

FDA Approval for Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine

Use in Cancer

Ado-trastuzumab emtansine is approved to treat:

Ado-trastuzumab emtansine is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

More About Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine - 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

Trastuzumab Emtansine Improves Survival in Previously Treated Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Targeted Cancer Therapies

Biological Therapies for Cancer

For Some Breast Cancers, New Drug May Be Treatment Option

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Ado Trastuzumab Emtansine - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.

  • Posted: March 13, 2013
  • Updated: June 16, 2017