EMA Recommends Extension of Therapeutic Indications for Trastuzumab Deruxtecan

On 10 November 2022, the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) 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 trastuzumab deruxtecan (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 (new indication in bold):

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, which will be published in the revised European public assessment report, 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.

Summaries of positive opinion are published without prejudice to the Commission decision, which will normally be issued 67 days from adoption of the opinion.

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