Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™ Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH

Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH

Investigator-Initiated Studies

Daiichi Sankyo is committed to supporting research to address unmet medical needs of patients around the world.

Daiichi Sankyo offers the opportunity for external researchers who are interested in conducting their own research related to Daiichi Sankyo therapeutic areas of interest to submit an independent research concept that is subsequently reviewed by an internal review committee. Daiichi Sankyo may provide funding and other forms of support, such as clinical trial material, to support studies initiated and sponsored by external researchers.

If you would like to read about our current therapeutic areas of focus click Product Pipeline. If you are interested in submitting a concept, or have a question, please review  the Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) Reference Guide.

When you are ready, please submit your concept to:

If you are interested in submitting a concept related to trastuzumab deruxtecan (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki in the United States only), please review the Areas of Interest below prior to making your submission.

Please note for all submissions:

  • Concepts will be prioritized accordingly based on scientific merit and fit with the clinical program. 


HER2 Low mBC

  • Data to enable adverse event management guidelines and improvement in adherence to treatment 

  • Optimization of practice parameters that enhance reliability and accuracy of identification of patients with HER2 mBC
  • Data on efficacy and safety in special populations not adequately represented in DESTINY clinical trials

  • Real world efficacy, adverse event, and patient reported outcome in mBC, including special populations not adequately represented in DESTINY clinical trials
  • Real world data on standard of care across geographies and lines of treatment

  • Biomarker studies, including circulating tumor (ct) DNA, to explore mechanisms of resistant to standard of care therapy and/or T-DXd, as well as identify patients with high response to T-DXd



HER2 Targetable NSCLC

  • Patient selection and outcomes with liquid biopsy and concordance with tissue biopsy


  • Interstitial lung disease management/mechanism in lung cancer and optimization of adverse event management
  • Data on optimal sequencing and maintenance therapy

  • Efficacy/safety in special patient population with HER2 mutated NSCLC (eg: Brain mets)
  • Clinical activity and safety in additional populations (e.g., performance status 2, peritoneal only disease, esophageal adenocarcinoma)

  • Approaches and validated technologies to inform more efficient patient selection in HER2 mutated NSCLC