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Dr. Andre on Research in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Fabrice Andre, MD, PhD, Research Director, Head of INSERM Unit U981, Institut National des Sciences et de la Recherche Médicale, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France, discusses upcoming research in metastatic breast cancer.

Fabrice Andre, MD, PhD, Research Director, Head of INSERM Unit U981, Institut National des Sciences et de la Recherche Médicale, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France, discusses upcoming research in metastatic breast cancer.

Andre finds research on genomics to be particularly interesting. With advanced testing, it becomes possible to screen for many genomic alterations, identify them, and treat patients accordingly. This is, and will continue to be, important for patients with metastatic breast cancer.

In addition, Andre feels that targeted therapies concerning mTOR will be important. There remains a need to improve the efficacy of mTOR inhibitors and analyze them to be combined with other agents. Immunotherapies are highly effective in melanoma and lung cancer. Though the current application of immunotherapies in breast cancer is minimal, Andre thinks this will change.

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