The OncLive Neoadjuvant HER2+ Cancer condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on treatment for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. This page features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on unmet needs, treatment advances in both the localized and metastatic settings, and ongoing research in HER2-positive breast cancer.
By adapting adjuvant therapy based on responses to preoperative therapy, investigators may be able to change long term outcomes for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, creating a paradigm shift in the space.
The median progression-free survival benefit experienced by patients with metastatic breast cancer who were HER2 positive at initial diagnosis and who were receiving standard HER2-directed therapies proved to be more favorable than what was reported in those who were HER2 negative and switched to HER2 positive status.
Tucatinib and ONT-993 were found to be detectable in the cerebrospinal fluid of all patients with leptomeningeal metastases from HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer who received treatment with tucatinib plus trastuzumab and capecitabine.
The FDA has approved a labeling supplement to the US prescribing information for neratinib that includes the dose-escalated use of the agent in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, as examined in the phase 2 CONTROL trial, and the new 133-count commercial Nerlynx SKU.
The safety and efficacy of abemaciclib will be examined in patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-positive, node-positive, high-risk early breast cancer who have completed standard adjuvant HER2-targeted treatment as part of the phase 3 eMonarcHER trial.
Fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki is under investigation with or without pertuzumab vs a standard-of-care regimen comprised of a taxane, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab in the frontline treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer as part of the phase 3 DESTINY-Breast09 trial.
The antibody-drug conjugate vic-trastuzumab duocarmazine was found to significantly improve progression-free survival over physician’s choice of treatment in patients with pretreated HER2-positive unresectable locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, meeting the primary end point of the phase 3 TULIP trial.
The combination of pyrotinib plus trastuzumab, docetaxel, and carboplatin (TCbH) significantly improved the total pathological complete response rate over TCbH alone in the neoadjuvant treatment of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.
Pertuzumab plus trastuzumab, and nab-paclitaxel used as neoadjuvant therapy in patients with HER2-positive locally advanced breast cancer induced a pathologic complete response similar to that achieved with docetaxel, carboplatin, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab, with less treatment-related toxicities.
Despite a modest central nervous system overall response rate, the combination of pertuzumab and high-dose trastuzumab was found to induce clinical benefit in 68% of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer enrolled to the phase 2 PATRICIA trial.
Although fewer deaths were reported with neratinib in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer treated on the phase 3 ExteNET trial, the agent was not found to result in a significant improvement in overall survival after 8 years of follow-up.
Effective early detection and optimal management are critical in preventing high-grade interstitial lung disease, a treatment-related adverse effect of fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
Distinct gene signatures, with the exception of estrogen receptor signaling and BRCAness, are associated with pathologic complete response and invasive disease-free survival, in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer who received trastuzumab and pertuzumab alone or in combination with paclitaxel.