Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine)

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Kadcyla is an Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC), which combines the HER2-targeting properties of Herceptin (trastuzumab) and the cytotoxic chemotherapy agent DM1. In Kadcyla, trastuzumab and DM1 are joined together using a ‘stable linker’ to deliver DM1 directly to HER2-positive cancer cells.1

Kadcyla is approved as a single agent in the US, EU and many other countries for the treatment of people with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer who previously received Herceptin and taxane chemotherapy, separately or in combination.1


In Bangladesh Kadcyla is approved for the following indications.2

Breast Cancer
Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC)

Kadcyla, as a single agent, is indicated for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive, unresectable locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who have received prior treatment with trastuzumab and a taxane. Early

Breast Cancer (EBC)

Kadcyla, as a single agent, is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with HER2- positive early breast cancer who have residual disease after pre-operative systemic treatment.


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In Bangladesh Kadcyla is available as

Vials 100 mg

Vials 160 mg



1. Global Website: Products – Kadcyla. [Internet; cited 2018, November 08]. Retrieved from https://www.roche.com/products/product-details.htm?productId=64b71dad-d4bc-470a-8307-e56de10428ed

2. Kadcyla Product Information _ FE-English Ro – 053040 _ January 2019