Disparities in Use of Human Epidermal Growth Hormone Receptor 2-Targeted Therapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Breast Cancer

Conclusion Approxemately one half of patients 65 years of age and older with stage I to III breast cancer do not receive trastuzumab-based therapy, which includes many with locally advanced disease. Significant racial disparities exist in the receipt of this highly effective therapy. Further research that identifies barriers to use and increases uptake of trastuzumab could potentially improve recurrence and survival outcomes in this population, particularly among minority women.
Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Epidemiology, Chemotherapy, Population and observational studies (SEER, WHI observational, etc.) Breast Cancer Source Type: research

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Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company's Biologics License Application (BLA) for the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subcutaneous (SC) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy,
Source: World Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Roche Business and Industry Source Type: news
AbstractThe median age for breast cancer diagnosis is 62  years, but a disproportionate number of patients are over the age of 75 years and the majority of those have hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)-negative cancers. This review provides a logical algorithm to guide providers through the many complicated issue s involved in adjuvant systemic therapy decisions in older patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. For this subtype of breast cancer, the mainstay of treatment is surgery and adjuvant endocrine therapy with tamoxifen or an aromata...
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Conclusion: Eribulin is an effective new treatment option in heavily pretreated MBC, with a manageable toxicity profile. Our results confirm that treatment with eribulin is feasible and safe in real-world patients.
Source: Indian Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Basel, 25 February 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subc utaneous (SC) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, for the treatment of eligible patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. The BLA for the FDC is based on results from the phase III FeDeriCa study, which demonstrated non-inferior levels of Perjeta in the blood (phar...
Source: Roche Investor Update - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
The FDA accepted a biologics license application for the fixed-dose combination of pertuzumab and trastuzumab with hyaluronidase, administered by subcutaneous injection in combination with IV chemotherapy, for the treatment of eligible patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: news
In this study, we aimed to analyze the relationship between androgen receptor (AR) and EBP1 expression in HER2+ BC. A total of 282 cases (140 cases of HER2+ invasive BC and 142 HER2-negative invasive BC) were included in this study. We performed immunohistochemistry (IHC) to analyze the expression of AR and EBP1; thereafter, we evaluated the relationship between these two biomarkers and estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), HER2, p53, Ki67 expression, and other clinicopathological parameters. Of the HER2+ cases, 67 (47.9%) showed high expression of EBP1 (EBP1high) and 73 (52.1%) showed low/no expression of EB...
Source: Virchows Archiv - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Conditions:   HER2-positive Breast Cancer;   Chemotherapy Effect;   Circulating Tumor DNA Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: LiquidSCAN(Trade Mark) / CancerSCAN(Trade Mark) Sponsor:   Samsung Medical Center Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractFungating breast cancer (FBC) is a rare entity in developed nations. But this occurrence is not uncommon in our country. The aim of this study was to review clinico-pathologic profile and outcomes of FBC in a developing country. This retrospective study consisted of patients with FBC managed at our institute (Jan 2005 –Dec 2015). Clinico-pathologic profile, management details, and outcomes were analyzed. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to determine overall survival (OS). Log-rank test was performed to compare survival in various subgroups. Seventy-nine patients were detected to have FBC constituting 3.3% of ...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Surgical management in patients with metastatic breast cancer suggests a potential survival advantage. In addition, these well-validated pre- and postoperative nomograms may provide a useful tool to assist clinicians in treatment decision-making and in evaluating patients' long term prognosis.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionesLa colocación de semillas de 125I es una técnica factible para la localización intraoperatoria del ganglio positivo biopsiado en combinación con la BGC. El resultado anatomopatológico del GM permite determinar el estatus axilar posneoadyuvancia.AbstractObjectiveTo present our initial experience in the combined procedure of intraoperative detection of axillary positive node marked with 125I seed (ML) and sentinel node biopsy (SLN) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT), in breast cancer patients.Material and methodsProspective study, January 2017 – March 2019, 16 breast ca...
Source: Revista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
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