for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at La Jolla, California and other locations
study started
completion around



Disease progression is typical for patients with epidermal growth factor receptor mutated (EGFRm) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Standard platinum-based chemotherapy offers limited efficacy and an unfavorable safety profile.There is an urgent need for more effective and tolerable therapies for patients with EGFRm NSCLC who have exhausted available targeted therapies. Clinical evidence suggest that patritumab deruxtecan constitutes a promising investigational therapy for patients with EGFRm NSCLC.

Official Title

A Phase 3, Randomized, Open-label Study of Patritumab Deruxtecan Versus Platinum-based Chemotherapy in Metastatic or Locally Advanced Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-mutated (EGFRm) Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) After Failure of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor (TKI) Therapy (HERTHENA-Lung02)


Patritumab deruxtecan (HER3-DXd, U3-1402) is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) comprising an anti-HER3 mAb linked to a topoisomerase I inhibitor that is in clinical development for patients with NSCLC, metastatic breast cancer, and colorectal cancer.

The primary objective of the current study is to compare the efficacy of patritumab deruxtecan versus platinum-based chemotherapy, as measured by progression-free survival (PFS) and the key secondary endpoint of overall survival (OS), in participants with metastatic or locally advanced NSCLC with an EGFR-activating mutation (exon 19 deletion or L858R) after failure of third-generation (eg, osimertinib, lazertinib, aumolertinib, alflutinib) EGFR TKI therapy.


Nonsquamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, EGFR L858R, EGFR Exon 19 Deletion, Patritumab deruxtecan, HER3-DXd, U3-1402, Lung Neoplasms, Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma, Platinum-based chemotherapy


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  1. Is a male or female subject aged ≥18 years (follow local regulatory requirements if the legal age of consent for study participation is >18 years old).
  2. Has histologically or cytologically documented metastatic or locally advanced non-squamous NSCLC not amenable to curative surgery or radiation.
  3. Has documentation of an EGFR-activating mutation detected from tumor tissue or blood sample: exon 19 deletion or L858R at diagnosis or thereafter.
  4. Received 1 or 2 prior line(s) of an approved EGFR TKI treatment in the metastatic or locally advanced setting, which must include a third -generation EGFR TKI
  5. May have received either neoadjuvant and/or adjuvant treatment if progression to metastatic or locally advanced disease occurred at least 12 months after the last dose of such therapy and subsequently experienced disease progression on or after third-generation EGFR TKI treatment administered in the metastatic or locally advanced setting.
  6. Has not received any other prior systemic therapies in the metastatic or locally advanced setting (including chemotherapy, immunotherapy etc) (even if administered in combination with EGFR TKI).
  7. Has documentation of radiographic disease progression while receiving or after receiving a third generation EGFR TKI for metastatic or locally advanced disease.
  8. Has at least 1 measurable lesion as per RECIST v1.1 by Investigator assessment.
  9. Is willing to have a tumor biopsy or provide recently obtained tumor tissue.

    10. Has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (ECOG PS) of 0 or 1 at


    11. Has adequate bone marrow reserve and organ function based on local laboratory

    evaluation within 14 days prior to randomization:

    • Platelet count: ≥100,000/mm3 or ≥100 × 109/L within 14 days prior to the assessment of platelet count during the Screening Period
    • Absolute neutrophil count: ≥1500/mm3 or ≥1.5 × 109/L within 14 days prior to the assessment of absolute neutrophil count during the Screening Period
    • Hemoglobin (Hgb): ≥9.0 g/dL within 14 days prior to the assessment of hemoglobin during the Screening Period
    • Creatine clearance (CrCl): CrCl ≥45 mL/min calculated by using the Cockcroft-Gault equation or measured CrCl
    • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/Alanine aminotransferase (ALT): AST/ALT ≤3× Upper limit of normal (ULN)
    • Total bilirubin (TBL): TBL ≤1.5 × ULN
    • Serum albumin: ≥2.5 g/dL
    • Prothrombin time (PT) or Prothrombin time-International normalized ratio (PT-INR) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT)/partial thromboplastin time (PTT): ≤1.5 × ULN, except for participants receiving coumarin-derivative anticoagulants or other similar anticoagulant therapy who must have PT-INR within therapeutic range as deemed appropriate by the Investigator

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Has any previous histologic or cytologic evidence of small cell OR combined small cell/non-small cell disease in the archival tumor tissue or pretreatment tumor biopsy, or squamous NSCLC histology
  2. Has any history of interstitial lung disease (ILD) (including pulmonary fibrosis or radiation pneumonitis), has current ILD, or is suspected to have such disease by imaging during Screening
  3. Has clinically severe respiratory compromise (based on the Investigator's assessment) resulting from intercurrent pulmonary illnesses including, but not limited to the following:
    • Any underlying pulmonary disorder, restrictive lung disease, or pleural effusion
    • Any autoimmune, connective tissue, or inflammatory disorders where there is documented, or a suspicion of pulmonary involvement at the time of Screening
    • OR prior complete pneumonectomy
  4. Is receiving chronic systemic corticosteroids dosed at >10 mg prednisone or equivalent anti-inflammatory activity or any form of immunosuppressive therapy prior to randomization
  5. Has any history of or evidence of current leptomeningeal disease
  6. Has evidence of clinically active spinal cord compression or brain metastases, defined as being symptomatic and untreated, or requiring therapy with corticosteroids or anticonvulsants to control associated symptoms
  7. Any prior treatment with any agent including an antibody drug conjugate (ADC) containing a chemotherapeutic agent targeting topoisomerase I, human epidermal growth factor receptor 3 (HER3) antibody, and any systemic therapies (other than EGFR TKIs) in the metastatic/locally advanced setting, including chemotherapy or any other systemic therapy in combination with an EGFR TKI
  8. Has history of other active malignancy within 3 years prior to randomization, except for adequately resected nonmelanoma skin cancer, adequately treated intraepithelial carcinoma of the cervix, and any other curatively treated in situ disease
  9. Has uncontrolled or significant cardiovascular disease prior to randomization

    10. Has active hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C infection, such as those with serologic

    evidence of active viral infection within 28 days of randomization

    11. Has a known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that is not well controlled 12. Has clinically significant corneal disease


  • Moores Cancer Center at the UC San Diego Health
    La Jolla California 92037 United States
  • Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center
    La Jolla California 92037 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
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Daiichi Sankyo
Phase 3 research study
Study Type
About 586 people participating
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