Dr. Finn on New CDK 4/6 Inhibitors for Breast Cancer

Richard S. Finn, MD
Published Online: Monday, Aug 19, 2013

Richard Finn, MD, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, discusses new CDK 4/6 inhibitors for the treatment of breast cancer.

Other CDK inhibitors have been around a lot longer than palbociclib but have not broken out of the pack to show robust activity. Palbociclib, as a first-in-class CDK 4/6 inhibitor, has shown such benefit that there are now other CDK 4/6 inhibitors being developed.

These other drugs are in early phase and a ways behind, Finn says, so it remains to be seen how they can compete with palbociclib in the space.

Richard Finn, MD, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, discusses new CDK 4/6 inhibitors for the treatment of breast cancer.

Other CDK inhibitors have been around a lot longer than palbociclib but have not broken out of the pack to show robust activity. Palbociclib, as a first-in-class CDK 4/6 inhibitor, has shown such benefit that there are now other CDK 4/6 inhibitors being developed.

These other drugs are in early phase and a ways behind, Finn says, so it remains to be seen how they can compete with palbociclib in the space.




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Clinical Vignette Series: 33rd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®May 18, 20172.0
Medical Crossfire®: Integrating CDK4/6 Inhibitors into the Management of Breast CancersMay 26, 20171.5
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