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Roche's Kadcyla, a Breast Cancer Treatment, Is First ADC Approved in China

publication date: Jan 24, 2020

Roche announced Kadcyla has been approved in China as an adjuvant treatment for HER-2 positive breast cancer, the first antibody drug conjugate approved in China. In clinical trials, Kadcyla outperformed Herceptin, another Roche product that is now facing biosimilar competition. Kadcyla combines the HER2-targeting properties of Herceptin and the cytotoxic chemotherapy agent DM1. In a clinical trial, Kadcyla reduced the risk of invasive breast cancer recurrence or death from any cause by 50% compared to Herceptin. At three years, 88% of Kadcyla patients did not have a recurrence of their disease against 77% of Herceptin patients. More details....

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