By Dennis Thompson 

HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A relatively new drug is boosting survival rates for women with a specific type of advanced breast cancer who haven’t responded to other treatments, according to a pair of clinical trials.

The targeted antibody drug — trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd, sold under the brand name Enhertu) — dramatically outperformed an older antibody drug in one trial, quadrupling the number of months women survived without their cancer progressing.

T-DXd also outperformed standard chemotherapy in another clinical trial, more than doubling the number of months of progression-free survival and reducing the risk of death…


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