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Blackwell Sheds Light on Recent Advances in HER2+ Breast Cancer

Angelica Welch
Published: Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

Kimberly L. Blackwell, MD

Kimberly L. Blackwell, MD
The HER2-positive breast cancer space has seen a wave of novel treatments and FDA approvals.

, Blackwell, a medical oncologist at Duke Cancer Institute, discussed these novel agents and other recent advancements in the treatment paradigm of HER2-positive breast cancer.

OncLive: What are your thoughts on the data reported with tucatinib in patients with brain metastases?

Blackwell: Tucatinib is one of the most exciting agents out there in the investigative space that is trying to improve on current therapies for HER2-positive breast cancer. The data out of the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium evaluated giving tucatinib, a small molecule inhibitor very specific against HER2, prior to a patient receiving whole-brain radiotherapy in patients who are facing brain metastases.
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