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Trastuzumab Deruxtecan: First Approval

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posted on 2020-03-10, 19:01 authored by Susan J. Keam
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Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Conflict of interest  During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Susan Keam is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, is responsible for the article content and declares no relevant conflicts of interest.

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Trastuzumab deruxtecan (ENHERTU®), a HER2-directed antibody and DNA topoisomerase I inhibitor conjugate, is being developed for the treatment of HER2-expressing solid tumours, including breast cancer, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer by Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd in collaboration with AstraZeneca. Based primarily on the results of the phase 2 DESTINY-Breast01 trial, trastuzumab deruxtecan was recently approved in the USA under accelerated approval for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who have received two or more prior anti-HER2-based regimens in the metastatic setting. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of trastuzumab deruxtecan leading to this first approval.

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