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Enhertu for HER2-Low Breast Cancer

Brian Wojciechowski, MD, explains what HER2-low breast is and the exciting results showing that Enhertu can help treat it.
Jul 8, 2022
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At the recent 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, researchers presented results showing Enhertu (chemical name: fam-trastuzumab-deruxtecan-nxki), which is a type of medicine doctors call an antibody-drug conjugate, improved both progression-free survival and overall survival in people diagnosed with previously treated metastatic HER2-low breast cancer.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski explain:

  • what HER2-low breast cancer is

  • how Enhertu works

  • how the results of the DESTINY-Breast-04 study will change practice

Editor’s Note: On Aug. 5, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Enhertu to treat unresectable or metastatic HER2-low breast cancer in people who have previously received chemotherapy:

  • for metastatic disease

  • after surgery for early-stage disease that came back (recurred) within six months of completing chemotherapy

Unresectable means the cancer can’t be removed with surgery.

About the guest
 
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Brian Wojciechowski, MD

Dr. Wojo is a medical oncologist outside of Philadelphia, PA, with Crozer Health. His research has been presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and he is a speaker on medical ethics and the biology of cancer. Dr. Wojo sees cancer as a scientifically complex disease with psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions.

— Last updated on August 8, 2022, 9:24 PM

 
 
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