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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

The use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy increases eligibility for breast-conserving therapy in triple-negative breast cancer patients, yet many still opt for mastectomy.

The use of a four-gene signature identified a series of subgroups of triple-negative breast cancer, including one subtype that was responsive to platinum-based chemotherapy in the metastatic setting.

In this interview we discuss long-term data on the anti–PD-L1 immunotherapy atezolizumab in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

Relatively few clinically important therapeutic advances have occurred in the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer since the introduction of taxanes as adjuvant therapy over 20 years ago. However, this is rapidly changing due to a variety of conceptually important clinical trials and emerging new options.

A triplet regimen including paclitaxel, capecitabine, and bevacizumab showed efficacy and safety in women with advanced triple-negative breast cancer.

The KEYNOTE-012 trial shows that pembrolizumab has activity and acceptable toxicity as single-agent therapy in advanced triple-negative breast cancer.

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