May 8, 2019 / 6:44 AM / 5 months ago

AstraZeneca-Daiichi Sankyo breast cancer drug shows promise

May 8 (Reuters) - British drugmaker AstraZeneca and Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo said on Wednesday their experimental treatment for breast cancer met its key goal in a mid-stage study, bolstering their defences in a highly competitive oncology market.

The treatment Trastuzumab Deruxtecan, or DS-8201, demonstrated a clinically meaningful response in patients with refractory HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, the two companies said in a joint statement. (Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru; editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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