Possible to receive T-DM1 outside of clinical trial?

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Question from A22: Is it possible to receive T-DM1 (chemical name: ado-trastuzumab emtansine) outside of a clinical trial or on a compassionate use basis?
Answers - Kathy D. Miller, M.D. No. There are several ongoing clinical trials with this exciting new agent, but the drug is not yet approved and there is not a compassionate use program.

On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Updates from the 2009 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Kathy Miller, M.D. and Kristin Brill, M.D., F.A.C.S. answered your questions about the latest updates on breast cancer risk, screening techniques, treatment options, and more.

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