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Enhertu approved in the US as the first HER2-directed therapy for patients with HER2-low metastatic breast cancer.- Daiichi Sankyo + AstraZeneca

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Published:6th Aug 2022

AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s Enhertu (trastuzumab deruxtecan) has been approved in the US for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2-low (IHC 1+ or IHC 2+/ISH-) breast cancer who have received a prior chemotherapy in the metastatic setting or developed disease recurrence during or within six months of completing adjuvant chemotherapy.

 

Enhertu is a specifically engineered HER2-directed antibody drug conjugate (ADC) being jointly developed and commercialised by AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo.

The approval by the FDA was based on the results from the DESTINY-Breast04 Phase III trial. In the trial, Enhertu reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 50% versus physician’s choice of chemotherapy in patients with HER2-low metastatic breast cancer with hormone receptor (HR)-positive disease or HR-negative disease (median progression-free survival [PFS] 9.9 versus 5.1 months; hazard ratio [HR] 0.50; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.40-0.63; p<0.0001). a median overall survival (os) of 23.4 months was seen in patients treated with enhertu versus 16.8 months in those treated with chemotherapy, a 36% reduction in the risk of death (hr 0.64; 95% ci 0.49-0.84; p="0.001)."></0.0001).>

Condition: Breast Cancer/HER 2 low
Type: drug

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