HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
A 6-month regimen of treatment with trastuzumab for HER2-positive breast cancer failed to show noninferiority with the standard 12-month treatment regimen after 3.5 years of follow-up in the open-label, randomized, phase III PHARE trial.
HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
Two studies indicate that older women with trastuzumab-treated breast cancer and those who undergo radiation to the left chest wall may be at risk for increased rates of cardiotoxicity.
New ASCO and CAP guidelines recommend HER2 testing for all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with either early-stage invasive or metastatic disease.
T-DM1, a combination drug of trastuzumab and a cell-killing drug emtansine, significantly improved progression-free survival in women with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer whose cancer has recurred or progressed despite previous treatments, according to the results of the TH3RESA trial.
Long-term safety and efficacy results of two phase II trials indicate that dose-dense anthracycline-based chemotherapy with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide can be safely combined with anti-HER2 therapy in women with early breast cancer.
The FDA today granted pertuzumab (Perjeta) accelerated approval for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive early stage breast cancer prior to surgery who are at high risk for recurrence or metastasis.
Combining four cycles of docetaxel and cyclophosphamide with 1 year of trastuzumab may be a viable treatment option for women with HER2-amplified early-stage breast cancer regardless of their TOP2A status, according to the results of a phase II study.
About 40% of women experienced a change in at least one biomarker from primary to residual breast cancer after undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to the results of a study presented at the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium.
As part of our coverage for the 30th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference, we bring you an interview with Dr. Mark Pegram, director of the breast cancer program at the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center and codirector of the molecular therapeutics program. Dr. Pegram will be discussing the potential for novel HER2 combination therapies at the conference.
To kick off SABCS 2012, we discuss the use of molecular testing for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer patients in the clinical setting with Dr. Antonio Wolff of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, one of the presenter's during the "Practical Use of Molecular Profiling" session at this year's symposium.
We speak with Clifford Hudis, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, about the recent advances in breast cancer treatment and the top news to come out of this year’s ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium.
CancerNetwork speaks with Dr. Sara Hurvitz, director of the breast cancer program at the University of California in Los Angeles. Dr. Hurvitz is actively involved in translational phase I/II breast cancer clinical trials as well as in research to better define distinct types of breast tumors to better design novel targeted therapies.