Kohei Shitara, MD, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan discusses the advances in HER2-targeted therapy for patients with HER2-expressing gastric cancer, including its use in combination with immune checkpoint blockade. Trastuzumab deruxtecan (known as T-DXd) is the first HER2-targeting antibody-drug conjugate that has demonstrated a better response rate and longer overall survival compared to standard chemotherapy treatment. T-DXd also has a manageable safety profile, although patient monitoring is still required. This interview took place at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2022 Congress in Paris, France.
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