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ASCO 2019 /
Ado-trastuzumab emtansine in patients with HER2 amplified salivary gland cancers: Results from a phase II basket trial

31st May - 4th Jun 2019

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Published: 11.06.19
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Prof Bob Li - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, USA

Prof Bob Li talks to ecancer at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting about a phase II trial that examined the clinical activity of ado-trastuzumab emtansine in patients with HER2-amplified salivary gland cancer.

He reports that a 90 percent response rate was achieved in these patients. Overall, The drug also demonstrated a durable efficacy and was well-tolerated. Biomarkers for HER2-amplification were also well correlated with FISH and immunohistochemistry.

Prof Li mentions that further work will focus on improving the biomarkers, which includes looking into cell-free DNA, acquired resistance mechanisms and dimerisation assays.

 

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