A Randomized, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Trastuzumab Emtansine in Combination With Atezolizumab or Placebo in Patients With HER2-Positive and PD-L1-Positive Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer Who Have Received Prior Trastuzumab- (+/- Pertuzumab) and Taxane-Based Therapy (KATE3)


This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and patient-reported outcomes of trastuzumab emtansine plus atezolizumab compared with trastuzumab emtansine plus placebo in participants with HER2-positive and PD-L1-positive LABC or MBC.Participants must have progressed either during or after prior trastuzumab- (+/- pertuzumab) and taxane-based therapy for LABC/MBC; or during (or within 6 months after completing) trastuzumab- (+/-pertuzumab) and taxane-based therapy in the neoadjuvant and/or adjuvant setting.


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Primary Study Objective(s)

The primary objective of this trial is to determine:

  • Progression-Free Survival (PFS) as Determined by Investigator's Assessment Using Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) Version 1.1 (v1.1)
  • Overall Survival (OS)

Core eligibility

Note: This is only a partial list of eligibility criteria.

Accepting patients who meet the following criteria:

  • HER2+ and PD-L1+ locally advanced (LABC) or metastatic breast cancer (MBC)
  • Progression must have occurred during most recent treatment for LABC/MBC or during, or within 6 months after completing, neoadjuvant and/or adjuvant therapy
  • Prior treatment with trastuzumab (+/- pertuzumab) and taxane in the neoadjuvant and/or adjuvant, locally advanced, or metastatic setting
  • No more than two prior lines of therapy in the metastatic setting
  • Measurable disease per RESIST version 1.1
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0 or 1
  • Life expectancy >= 6 months
  • Adequate hematologic and end-organ function
  • For women of childbearing potential: agreement to remain abstinent or use contraception, and agreement to refrain from donating eggs
  • For men: agreement to remain abstinent or use contraceptive measures, and agreement to refrain from donating sperm

Excluding patients who meet these criteria:

  • Prior treatment with trastuzumab emtansine in metastatic setting
  • History of exposure to cumulative doses of anthracyclines
  • Symptomatic or actively progressing central nervous system (CNS) metastases; asymptomatic CNS lesions ≤ 2cm without clinical requirement for local intervention or asymptomatic patients with treated CNS lesions are eligible
  • Current Grade >= 3 peripheral neuropathy
  • Cardiopulmonary dysfunction
  • History of malignancy within 5 years prior to initiation of study treatment, with the exception of the cancer under investigation and malignancies with a negligible risk of metastasis or death
  • History of leptomeningeal disease
  • Active or history of autoimmune disease or immune deficiency
  • Active hepatitis B, hepatitis C and/or tuberculosis
  • Prior allogeneic stem cell or solid organ transplantation
  • Receipt of a live, attenuated vaccine within 4 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment, during treatment, or within 5 months following the last dose of study treatment
  • Pregnancy or lactation

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