Trastuzumab emtansine [Kadcyla®] Product Review

In this review:

This review discusses the use of IV trastuzumab emtansine [Kadcyla®], a HER2-targeted antibodydrug
conjugate, registered for use in New Zealand as a single agent for the treatment of HER2-positive
metastatic breast cancer (please see data sheet for complete indication statement).1 Trastuzumab
emtansine is the first antibody-drug conjugate approved for use in this setting and has proven to
be effective and generally well tolerated.2 Trastuzumab emtansine is not funded by Pharmac.

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