Trastuzumab Deruxtecan for Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Expressing Advanced or Recurrent Uterine Carcinosarcoma (NCCH1615): The STATICE Trial

J Clin Oncol. 2023 May 20;41(15):2789-2799. doi: 10.1200/JCO.22.02558. Epub 2023 Mar 28.


Purpose: To investigate the efficacy and safety of trastuzumab deruxtecan, an antibody-drug conjugate targeting human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) with a topoisomerase I inhibitor payload, in patients with uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS) expressing HER2.

Patients and methods: Patients with recurrent UCS with HER2 immunohistochemistry scores ≥1+ previously treated with chemotherapy were included. Patients were assigned to the HER2-high (immunohistochemistry score ≥2+; n = 22) or low (immunohistochemistry score of 1+; n = 10) groups for primary and exploratory analyses, respectively. Trastuzumab deruxtecan 6.4 or 5.4 mg/kg was administered intravenously once every 3 weeks until unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Dose modification was based on the updated recommended phase II dose for breast cancer to be 5.4 mg/kg. The primary end point was the objective response rate by central review in the HER2-high group. Secondary end points included the overall response rate (ORR) in the HER2-high group by investigator assessment, ORR in the HER2-low group, progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), and safety.

Results: The ORR by central review in the HER2-high and HER2-low groups were 54.5% (95% CI, 32.2 to 75.6) and 70.0% (95% CI, 34.8 to 93.3) and those by investigator assessments were 68.2% and 60.0%, respectively. The median PFS and OS in the HER2-high and HER2-low groups were 6.2 and 13.3 months and 6.7 months and not reached, respectively. Grade ≥ 3 adverse events occurred in 20 patients (61%). Grades 1-2 and 3 pneumonitis/interstitial lung disease occurred in eight (24%) and one (3%) patient, respectively.

Conclusion: Trastuzumab deruxtecan has efficacy in patients with UCS, regardless of HER2 status. The safety profile was generally consistent with that previously reported. Toxicities were manageable with appropriate monitoring and treatment.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized / adverse effects
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Carcinosarcoma* / genetics
  • Carcinosarcoma* / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoconjugates* / adverse effects
  • Receptor, ErbB-2 / metabolism
  • Trastuzumab
  • Uterine Neoplasms / genetics
  • Uterine Neoplasms / therapy


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
  • ERBB2 protein, human
  • Immunoconjugates
  • Receptor, ErbB-2
  • Trastuzumab
  • trastuzumab deruxtecan