Daiichi Sankyo and AstraZeneca’s Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) was approved in the U.S. for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic HER2 positive gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who have received a prior trastuzumab-based regimen.

Five Prime Therapeutics Inc., in collaboration Zai Lab Limited on the development of bemarituzumab – a novel therapy for front-line advanced non HER2+ gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer – announced groundbreaking positive topline Phase II results.

Merck & Co. reported that the checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda had mixed results as a first-line treatment of advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma.