Breast Cancer


An Open-Label, Multinational, Multicenter, Phase 3b/4 Study of Trastuzumab Deruxtecan in Patients With or Without Baseline Brain Metastasis With Previously-Treated Advanced/Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (DESTINY-Breast12)

Trial overview


Breast cancer

Eligibility criteria

  • Participants should have pathologically documented breast cancer that is: unresectable/advanced or metastatic; confirmed HER2-positive status expression as determined according to American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists guidelines
  • Participant must have either: no evidence of BM, or untreated BM on screening contrast brain magnetic resonance imaging/ computed tomography (MRI/CT) scan, not needing immediate local therapy or previously-treated stable or progressing BM
  • Participants with BMs must be neurologically stable
  • For participants requiring radiotherapy due to BMs, there should be an adequate washout period before day of first dosing:
    • ≥ 7 days since stereotactic radiosurgery or gamma knife
    • ≥ 21 days since whole brain radiotherapy
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0-1
  • Previous breast cancer treatment: radiologic or objective evidence of disease progression on trastuzumab, pertuzumab, or trastuzumab emtansine and no more than 2 lines/regimens of therapy in the metastatic setting
  • Participant with the following measurable: at least 1 lesion that can be accurately measured at baseline as ≥ 10 mm in the longest diameter with CT or MRI and is suitable for accurate repeated measurements; or following Non-measurable diseases: Non-measurable, bone-only disease that can be assessed by CT or MRI or X-Ray. Lytic or mixed lytic bone lesions that can be assessed by CT or MRI or X-ray in the absence of measurable disease as defined above is acceptable; Participants with sclerotic/osteoblastic bone lesions only in the absence of measurable disease are not eligible; and Non-measurable CNS disease (Cohort 2 only)
  • Adequate organ and bone marrow function within 14 days before the day of first dosing as defined in the protocol
  • left ventricular ejection fraction ≥ 50% within 28 days before enrolment
  • Negative pregnancy test (serum) for women of childbearing potential

Study details

Approximately 500 eligible participants will be enrolled into 1 of 2 cohorts (250 participants in each cohort) according to the presence or absence of BMs at baseline. Cohort 1 will include participants without BM at baseline and Cohort 2 will consist of participants with BM at baseline.

After study intervention discontinuation, all participants will undergo an end-of-treatment visit (within 7 days of discontinuation) and will be followed up for safety assessments 40 (+ up to 7) days after the discontinuation of all study intervention.

All participants will be followed up for survival status and duration of treatment on subsequent therapies after intervention discontinuation every 3 months (± 14 days) from the date of the safety follow-up until death, withdrawal of consent, or the end of the study, as per defined in the protocol.

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