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Acalabrutinib Elicits Early Activity in a Japanese Population With B-Cell Malignancies

May 12th 2021

Acalabrutinib elicited early antitumor activity with acceptable tolerability in a population of Japanese patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell malignancies.

Dr. de Ligt on Using Symptom Burden to Tailor Follow-Up Care in Breast Cancer Survivors

May 8th 2021

Kelly de Ligt, PhD, discusses subgroups of symptom burden seen in breast cancer survivors.

Dr. Dang on Cardiac Safety With Pertuzumab/Trastuzumab in Early-Stage HER2+ Breast Cancer

May 8th 2021

Chau T. Dang, MD, discusses the safety profile of pertuzumab plus trastuzumab in patients with HER2-positive locally advanced, inflammatory, or early-stage breast cancer.

High-Grade ILD Prevention With Trastuzumab Deruxtecan Includes Early Detection, Optimal Management in HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

May 8th 2021

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.

HER2+ Breast Cancer With Immune-Related Gene Signatures May Be Eligible for De-Escalation Approaches

May 8th 2021

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.

Retesting for HER2 Upon Breast Cancer Relapse May Provide New Therapeutic Opportunities

May 8th 2021

Approximately 30% of breast cancer tumors can covert from, or to, HER2-low status, underscoring the need to retest for HER2 expression upon relapse.

Shorter Duration of Adjuvant Trastuzumab Shows Long-Term Survival Benefit in Select HER2+ Early Breast Cancer

May 8th 2021

Although administering trastuzumab for 1 year in patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer continues to be standard, a 9-week de-escalation approach may be a reasonable option in a large proportion of the real-world HER2-positive population.

Ribociclib/Endocrine Therapy Improves OS Regardless of Age in Advanced HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

May 7th 2021

Ribociclib plus endocrine therapy improved overall survival and post-progression outcomes in pre- or postmenopausal patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer irrespective of age.

Atezolizumab Plus Carboplatin Induces Early Efficacy Signals in Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer

May 7th 2021

Treatment with atezolizumab plus carboplatin demonstrated early clinical activity in patients with metastatic invasive lobular breast cancer, with slight trends toward increased clinical benefit in patients with triple-negative ILC and responders with higher PD-L1 expression, according to initial findings of the non-randomized phase 2 GELATO trial.

Breast Cancer Survivors Need More Tailored Follow-Up Care

May 7th 2021

Post-treatment care for breast cancer survivors must be personalized to address each survivor’s unique experiences.