What Options Are There?
There may be options to help you afford your Genentech medicine, no
matter what type of health insurance you have.
If you need help with your co-pay for your Genentech medicine, KADCYLA Access Solutions can refer you to an independent co-pay assistance foundation.
An independent co-pay assistance foundation is a charitable
organization that gives financial assistance for medicines.
Call KADCYLA Access Solutions at (888) 249-4918 for a referral.
If you would like to contact a foundation directly, you can use the information below:
No funds are available at this time.
Please call Genentech Access Solutions at (866) 4ACCESS /
(866) 422-2377. We may be able to help.
Independent co-pay assistance foundations have their own rules for
eligibility. We cannot guarantee a foundation will help you. We only
can refer you to a foundation that supports your disease state. This
information is provided as a resource for you. We do not endorse or
show financial preference for any particular foundation. The
foundations in this list are not the only ones that might be able to
The Genentech Access to Care Foundation, or GATCF, can help you receive your Genentech medicine free of charge, if you qualify.
GATCF helps people who are:
- Uninsured—People who do not have insurance
- Rendered uninsured—People whose health insurance does not cover their Genentech medicine
Underinsured—People who have health insurance (including
commercial or government insurance plans), but pay more than a
certain amount for their medicines each year
Other eligibility criteria must be met to qualify for free medicine from GATCF. You might qualify if you meet the requirements below.
Do you have health insurance?
Is your yearly household income less than $100,000?
Is your yearly household income less than $150,000?
Do you spend 5% or more of your yearly household income on the out-of-pocket costs for your Genentech medicine?
You Might Qualify for Free Medicine From GATCF
To apply for GATCF, you’ll need to complete the PAN form and your doctor’s office will need to complete the SMN form.
Be sure to fill out Sections 5 and 6 on the PAN form.
Other Options May Be Available
You do not appear to qualify for free medicine from GATCF. However, other patient assistance options may be available to help you.
You can also call KADCYLA Access Solutions at (888) 249-4918 and speak with one of our Specialists.
You’ll have to fill out Sections 5 and 6 of the PAN form to apply for
If you have health insurance, you must have already tried other
types of patient assistance to qualify for free Genentech medicine
from GATCF. This includes the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card and
support from independent co-pay assistance foundations. You must
also meet financial criteria. If you do not have insurance, you must
meet different financial criteria.
KADCYLA Access Solutions can refer you to the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card. It can help you with the out-of-pocket costs of your Genentech medicine, if you’re eligible.
The Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card helps patients with commercial
health insurance. This might be a plan you get through your employer
or one you purchased through a Health Insurance Marketplace like
HealthCare.gov. To qualify, you must also meet other criteria.
In order to be eligible for the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card,
the patient must have commercial insurance, must not have Medicare,
Medicaid or other government insurance, and must meet other
eligibility criteria. They also must agree to the rules set forth in
the terms and conditions for the program. Please visit CopayAssistanceNow.com for the full list of
terms and conditions.
How to Work With KADCYLA Access Solutions
PAN=Patient Authorization and Notice of Request
for Transmission of Health Information to Genentech Access Solutions
and Genentech® Access to Care Foundation.
SMN=Statement of Medical Necessity.
Important Safety Information & Indication
What it Treats
KADCYLA is approved to treat HER2-positive breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic breast cancer) after prior treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin) and a taxane. Prior treatment could have been for the initial treatment of breast cancer or for the treatment of cancer that had spread to other parts of the body.
Important Safety Information
What is the most important safety information I should know about KADCYLA?
KADCYLA is not the same medicine as trastuzumab (Herceptin).
- KADCYLA may cause severe liver problems that can be life-threatening. Symptoms of liver problems may include vomiting, nausea, eating disorder (anorexia), yellowing of the skin (jaundice), stomach pain, dark urine, or itching
- KADCYLA may cause heart problems, including those without symptoms (such as reduced heart function) and those with symptoms (such as congestive heart failure). Symptoms may include swelling of the ankles or legs, shortness of breath, cough, rapid weight gain of greater than 5 lb in less than 24 hours, dizziness or loss of consciousness, or irregular heartbeat
- Receiving KADCYLA during pregnancy can result in the death of an unborn baby and birth defects. Birth control should be used while you receive KADCYLA and for 7 months after your last dose of KADCYLA
- If you are exposed to KADCYLA during pregnancy or become pregnant within 7 months of your last dose of KADCYLA, contact your healthcare provider right away; you are also encouraged to enroll in the MotHER Pregnancy Registry by calling 1-800-690-6720 or visiting http://www.motherpregnancyregistry.com/
- You are also encouraged to report exposure to KADCYLA during pregnancy, or if you become pregnant within 7 months of your last dose to Genentech by calling 1-888-835-2555
- If you are a mother who is breastfeeding, you should talk with your doctor about either stopping breastfeeding or stopping KADCYLA
Contact your doctor right away if you experience symptoms associated with these side effects.
What are the additional possible serious side effects of KADCYLA?
- KADCYLA may cause lung problems, including inflammation of the lung tissue, which can be life- threatening. Signs of lung problems may include trouble breathing, cough, tiredness, and fluid in the lungs
- Symptoms of an infusion-related reaction may include one or more of the following: the skin getting hot or red (flushing), chills, fever, trouble breathing, low blood pressure, wheezing, tightening of the muscles in the chest around the airways, or a fast heartbeat. Your doctor will monitor you for infusion-related reactions
- KADCYLA can cause life-threatening bleeding. Taking KADCYLA with other medications used to thin your blood (antiplatelet) or prevent blood clots (anticoagulation) can increase your risk of bleeding. Your doctor should provide additional monitoring if you are taking one of these other drugs while on KADCYLA. Life-threatening bleeding may also happen with KADCYLA, even when blood thinners are not also being taken
Low Platelet Count
- Low platelet count may happen during treatment with KADCYLA. Platelets help your blood to clot. Signs of low platelets may include easy bruising, bleeding, and prolonged bleeding from cuts. In mild cases there may not be any symptoms
- Symptoms may include numbness and tingling, burning or sharp pain, sensitivity to touch, lack of coordination, muscle weakness, or loss of muscle function
Skin Reactions Around the Infusion Site
- KADCYLA may leak from the vein or needle and cause reactions such as redness, tenderness, skin irritation, or pain or swelling at the infusion site. If this happens, it is more likely to happen within 24 hours of the infusion
How will my doctor know if KADCYLA is right for me?
You must have a HER2 test to determine if your cancer is HER2-positive before taking KADCYLA, because benefit has been shown only in patients whose tumors are HER2-positive.
What are the most common side effects of KADCYLA?
The most common side effects seen in people taking KADCYLA are:
- Pain that affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons
- Low platelet count
- Liver problems
You are encouraged to report side effects to Genentech and the FDA. You may contact Genentech by calling 1-888-835-2555. You may contact the FDA by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch or calling 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see the full Prescribing Information for additional Important Safety Information, including most serious side effects, at www.kadcyla.com.