Breast Cancer | Specialty

The OncLive Breast Cancer condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on various types of breast cancer, including those that are triple negative, hormone receptor positive, and/or HER2 positive. This page features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on treatment advances and ongoing research in breast cancer.


Multidisciplinary Management Stands at the Forefront of Breast Cancer Treatment

August 29th 2022

Judy C. Boughey, MD, shares criteria for omission of sentinel lymph node surgery, the importance of not altering treatment based on identification of variants of uncertain significance, and the potential value of trastuzumab deruxtecan in HER2-low metastatic breast cancer.

Emerging Data are Expanding Treatment Options, Extending Survival Across Breast Cancer Subtypes

August 29th 2022

Matthew P. Goetz, MD, discusses overall survival data with ribociclib and abemaciclib in estrogen receptor–positive, HER2-negative disease; the role of adjuvant pembrolizumab in patients with triple-negative breast cancer; and the efficacy of PARP inhibitors in earlier settings. 

Biomarkers for Selection of Extended Endocrine Therapy in HR+ Breast Cancer

August 26th 2022

Experts discuss biomarkers used to determine if a patient with HR+ breast cancer will benefit from extended endocrine therapy.

Data on Extended Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy in HR+ Breast Cancer

August 26th 2022

Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, explains the IDEAL study and data on the benefits of extended adjuvant endocrine therapy in HR+ breast cancer.

Olaparib Approved in Japan for BRCA-Mutated, HER2-Negative, High-Risk Early Breast Cancer

August 25th 2022

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare has approved olaparib as an adjuvant treatment for patients with BRCA-mutated, HER2-negative, high-risk early breast cancer.

Selecting Appropriate Patients with MBC for T-DXd and Counseling for AEs

August 25th 2022

Comprehensive insight to the selection and education of patients for whom ADC therapy is an option in breast or gastric cancers, with regard for pulmonary risk status.

Management of Interstitial Lung Disease Related to T-DXd in Breast or Gastric Cancers

August 25th 2022

Focused conversation on the occurrence of interstitial lung disease in patients on antibody drug conjugate therapy for breast or gastric cancers.

TROPiCS-02: Sacituzumab Govitecan in HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

August 24th 2022

A brief review of data from the TROPiCS-02 clinical trial, which evaluated sacituzumab govitecan in HR+/HER2- metastatic or inoperable breast cancer.

DESTINY-Breast04: T-DXd in HER2-Low Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 24th 2022

Expert perspectives on the use of trastuzumab deruxtecan in HER2-low metastatic breast cancer in the context of the DESTINY-Breast04 trial.

EMA Accepts Marketing Authorization Application for Elacestrant in ER+/HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer

August 22nd 2022

The European Medicines Agency has validated a marketing authorization application for elacestrant for estrogen receptor–positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

Ordering Additional Multigene Assays for Patients with HR+ Breast Cancer

August 19th 2022

Drs Schwartzberg and Pegram debate the value of having patients undergo more than 1 multigene assay to predict their risk of recurrence.

Tools to Guide Treatment Decision-Making in HR+ Breast Cancer

August 19th 2022

Mark Pegram, MD, details the role of biomarkers in predicting recurrences in patients with HR+ breast cancer.

UK’s MHRA Extends Conditional Marketing Authorization for Trastuzumab Deruxtecan to Select HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 18th 2022

The United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has extended the conditional marketing authorization of fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki for single-agent use in adult patients in Great Britain who have HER2-positive unresectable or metastatic breast cancer and have received 1 or more prior HER2-based regimens.

Adverse Event Management With T-DXd in Patients With Breast or Gastric Cancers

August 18th 2022

Contextualizing the use of T-DXd in breast cancer and gastric cancers respectively, panelists highlight optimal management of adverse events in these settings.

Patient Profile 1: A Patient With HER2+ Metastatic BC Treated With T-DXd who Develops ILD

August 18th 2022

After reviewing the historical use of ADCs, panelists discuss the first patient profile of HER2+ metastatic breast cancer managed with trastuzumab deruxtecan.

Trastuzumab Deruxtecan Shakes Up Treatment Possibilities for HER2-Low Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 17th 2022

Katherine Tkaczuk, MD, discusses practice-changing data across breast cancer subtypes that were discussed at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting, including data from DESTINY-Breast04 and the phase 3 PALOMA-2 trial, plus the utilization of CDK4/6 inhibitors and PARP inhibitors for select patients with breast cancer.

Long-term Data for CDK4/6 Inhibitors Solidify Role in Firstline HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

August 17th 2022

CDK4/6 inhibitors have carved out a substantial role in the treatment of patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.

HER2CLIMB: Tucatinib, Trastuzumab, and Capecitabine for HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 17th 2022

Focusing on the HER2CLIMB trial in HER2+ metastatic breast cancer, expert oncologists consider the value of a tucatinib-based regimen in this setting.

DESTINY-Breast03: T-DXd in Previously Treated HER2+ Breast Cancer

August 17th 2022

Comprehensive discussion on the DESTINY-Breast03 clinical trial evaluating trastuzumab deruxtecan in patients with previously treated HER2+ metastatic breast cancer.

Liquid Biopsy Assay Expands Offerings to Include MRD, Disease Recurrence Detection in Early-Stage Breast and Lung Cancer

August 16th 2022

The Guardant Reveal assay has been expanded for the detection of minimal residual disease and disease recurrence in patients with early-stage breast cancer and lung cancer.