trastuzumab deruxtecan

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On 10 November 2022, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion recommending a change to the terms of the marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Enhertu. The marketing authorisation holder for this medicinal product is Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH.

The CHMP adopted a new indication for the treatment of gastric cancer. For information, the full indications for Enhertu will therefore be as follows:1

Breast cancer

Enhertu as monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who have received one or more prior anti-HER2-based regimens.

Gastric cancer

Enhertu as monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with advanced HER2-positive gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma who have received a prior trastuzumab-based regimen.

Detailed recommendations for the use of this product will be described in the updated summary of product characteristics (SmPC), which will be published in the revised European public assessment report (EPAR), and will be available in all official European Union languages after a decision on this change to the marketing authorisation has been granted by the European Commission.

1 New text in bold.

Key facts

Agency product number
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
  • trastuzumab deruxtecan
Active substance
  • trastuzumab deruxtecan
Therapeutic area
Breast Neoplasms
Additional monitoring

This medicine is under additional monitoring, meaning that it is monitored even more intensively than other medicines. For more information, see Medicines under additional monitoring.

Conditional approval

This medicine received a conditional marketing authorisation. This was granted in the interest of public health because the medicine addresses an unmet medical need and the benefit of immediate availability outweighs the risk from less comprehensive data than normally required. For more information, see Conditional marketing authorisation.

Date opinion adopted
Company name
Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH
Application type

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