Now NICE Recommended1

Early breast cancer (eBC): Kadcyla, as a single agent, is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer who have residual invasive disease, in the breast or lymph nodes, after neoadjuvant taxane-based and HER2-targeted therapy2

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Metastatic breast cancer (mBC): Kadcyla, as a single agent, is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with HER2-positive, unresectable locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who previously received trastuzumab and a taxane, separately or in combination. Patients should have either:2
• Received prior therapy for locally advanced or metastatic disease, or
• Developed disease recurrence during or within 6 months of completing adjuvant therapy

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eBC (adjuvant)

mBC

Mechanism of Action

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Across indications

eBC (adjuvant) safety & management

mBC safety & management

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Posology & Modifications

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Early breast cancer (eBC) (adjuvant)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommendation - NEW

  • Kadcyla is recommended, within its marketing authorisation, as an option for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer who have residual invasive disease, in the breast or lymph nodes, after neoadjuvant taxane-based and HER2-targeted therapy1

Metastatic breast cancer (mBC)

NICE recommendation

  • Kadcyla is recommended, within its marketing authorisation, as an option for treating HER2‑positive, unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer in adults who previously received trastuzumab and a taxane, separately or in combination. Patients should have either received prior therapy for locally advanced or metastatic disease or developed disease recurrence during or within 6 months of completing adjuvant therapy3

Scottish Medicines Consortium recommendation

  • Kadcyla is accepted for use within NHS Scotland as a single agent, for the treatment of adult patients with HER2-positive, unresectable locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who previously received trastuzumab and a taxane, separately or in combination. Patients
    should have either:4
    • Received prior therapy for locally advanced or metastatic disease, or
    • Developed disease recurrence during or within 6 months of completing adjuvant therapy

NICE, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

References:

  1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Trastuzumab emtansine for adjuvant treatment of HER2-positive early breast cancer (TA10468). May 2020.
  2. Kadcyla Summary of Product Characteristics.
  3. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Trastuzumab emtansine for treating HER2-positive advanced breast cancer after trastuzumab and a taxane (TA458). November 2017.
  4. Scottish Medicines Consortium. SMC990/14. April 2017.

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Date of preparation: May 2020.