Europe – First-in-class medicine to treat aggressive form of breast cancer

EMA has recommended granting a marketing authorisation in the European Union (EU) for Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan), a first-in-class medicine to treat adult patients with unresectable (cannot be removed by surgery) or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer who have received two or more prior systemic therapies, at least one of them for advanced disease.

Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive type of breast cancer that does not have the usual receptors (targets) which other targeted cancer medicines act on…