AstraZeneca advances the science of cancer medicine with practice-changing data at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program

  • Date 20 May 2020

AstraZeneca will present ground-breaking new results across its broad portfolio of cancer medicines during the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program, 29 to 31 May 2020. AstraZeneca will present 98 abstracts, including 19 oral presentations with one plenary and 10 late-breakers.

Presentations will showcase the Company’s leadership in the treatment of early lung cancer with a late-breaking plenary presentation of the unprecedented results from the Phase III ADAURA trial for Tagrisso (osimertinib) in the adjuvant treatment of patients with Stage IB, II and IIIA epidermal growth factor receptor-mutated (EGFRm) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Data from the DESTINY programme will highlight the transformative potential of Enhertu (trastuzumab deruxtecan) across HER2-driven tumours, including in lung, breast, gastric and colorectal cancers.

José Baselga, Executive Vice President, Oncology R&D, said: “AstraZeneca continues to deliver results with the goal of transforming clinical practice. Our science at ASCO this year shows the potential for treatment of early-stage EGFR-mutated lung cancer, where we aim to provide the hope of cure with Tagrisso; to rewrite the rules on the treatment of patients with HER2-positive tumours with Enhertu across a range of cancer settings; and to advance our next wave of pipeline medicines focused on treating patients earlier and overcoming resistance.”

Dave Fredrickson, Executive Vice President, Oncology Business Unit, said: “One constant throughout these uncertain times is our unwavering commitment to changing the practice of medicine for patients living with cancer. Our new oncology medicines Tagrisso, Imfinzi, Lynparza, and Enhertu are demonstrating incredible momentum at ASCO, building on their established benefits for patients by delivering powerful data in new settings and bending cancer survival curves. This year’s data at ASCO reinforce our belief that we can one day eliminate cancer as a cause of death.”

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