19 September 2021

Dr Kotryna Temcinaite, Senior Research Communications Manager Breast Cancer Now, said:

“It is fantastic to see that trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu) could give hundreds of people with HER2 positive incurable secondary breast cancer the chance of more time before their disease progresses.

“These are incredibly promising results, and we now hope that further research will show whether this treatment could also offer patients precious extra time to live and be there for more moments that matter.

“We look forward to Enhertu being submitted for licensing in this new indication.* Anyone looking for support and information can speak to Breast Cancer Now’s expert nurses by calling our free Helpline on 0808 800 6000.”

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Notes to editors

*Enhertu is currently licensed for patients who have already had two or more other treatments specifically for this type of breast cancer.

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