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Trastuzumab Deruxtecan Type II variation application validated by EMA for patients with HER2 low metastatic breast cancer with HR positive and HR negative disease .- Daiichi Sankyo + AstraZeneca

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Published:25th Jun 2022

Daiichi Sankyo announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has validated the Type II Variation application for trastuzumab deruxtecan as monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2 low (immunohistochemistry (IHC) 1+ or IHC 2+/in-situ hybridization (ISH)-negative) breast cancer who have received a prior systemic therapy in the metastatic setting or developed disease recurrence during or within six months of completing adjuvant chemotherapy.

Patients with hormone receptor (HR) positive breast cancer must additionally have received or be ineligible for endocrine therapy.

Trastuzumab deruxtecan is a specifically engineered HER2 directed antibody drug conjugate (ADC) being jointly developed and commercialized by Daiichi Sankyo and AstraZeneca.

Validation confirms that the application is complete and commences the scientific review process by the EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). This application is based on data from the DESTINY-Breast04 phase III trial recently presented at the plenary session of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (#ASCO22) Annual Meeting and simultaneously published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Condition: Breast Cancer/HER 2 low
Type: drug

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