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EU clears Enhertu for HER2-low breast cancer

January 26, 2023


The EU approval means that a subset of individuals with breast cancer who would formerly have been deemed to have HER2-negative tumours – and so be excluded from a HER2-directed therapy – will now have a treatment option.

In Europe, approximately 531,000 breast cancer patients are diagnosed annually, with around 141,000 deaths, and around half of all cases would fall under the HER2-low classification, split between patients with both hormone receptor (HR)-positive and HR-negative disease.

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