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Mylotarg consists of an antibody that binds to the CD33 receptor protein on malignant B cells combined with a chemotherapy drug.
The antibody-drug conjugate is the second drug approved for metastatic breast cancer in the course of a week.
Last year, the FDA approved three new antibody-drug conjugates for treating cancer.
Updated study results show antibody-drug conjugate plus Keytruda shrinks tumors in 73% of patients.
60% of women treated with the antibody-drug conjugate experienced complete or partial tumor shrinkage.
Novel antibody-drug conjugate shrank tumors in more than 40% of people previously treated with immunotherapy.
Antibody-drug conjugate carries a chemotherapy drug directly to cancerous B cells.
Antibody-drug combination reduced the risk of recurrence after surgery by half compared with Herceptin.
Experts say Kadcyla should become a new standard of care for adjuvant therapy.
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