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

US Brand Name(s)
FDA Approved

FDA Approval for Pertuzumab 2017

FDA Approval for Pertuzumab (2012-2013)

Use in Cancer

Pertuzumab is approved to be used with trastuzumab and docetaxel or other drugs to treat:

Pertuzumab is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

More About Pertuzumab

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

MedlinePlus Information on Pertuzumab - 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

Targeted Cancer Therapies

Two Drugs That Hit One Target Show Efficacy Against Metastatic Breast Cancer

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

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

  • Posted: July 13, 2012
  • Updated: December 28, 2017