By The CCM Team
AstraZeneca PLC said Monday that its cancer treatment Enhertu reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 72% in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
HER2 refers to a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2.
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The U.K. pharmaceutical giant said that the DESTINY-Breast03 Phase 3 trial showed that Enhertu demonstrated superior progression-free survival versus trastuzumab emtansine, a HER2-directed antibody drug conjugate currently approved to treat patients with HER2-positive unresectable--unable to be removed by surgery--and/or metastatic breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab and a taxane--a type of drug that blocks cell growth.
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