Pertuzumab gets NICE approval in advanced breast cancer

New drug  approved for routine use in the NHS in England for women with HER2-positive metastatic or recurrent inoperable breast cancer
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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On October 16, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved talazoparib (Talzenna, Pfizer Inc.), a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm),...
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Conclusion: This study unveils a potential function of Gab2 in HER2-overexpressing breast cancer cells. Gab2 might be a potential target in the clinical therapy of HER2-overexpressing breast carcinoma.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;50:52 –65
Source: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Authors: Petrou P Abstract INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer, the second most common cancer in women, exerts a multidimensional grave effect on affected women. Among the several sub-types of breast cancer, the overexpression of the human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 gene is associated with poorer survival and higher relapse rates. Trastuzumab, a monoclonal antibody, has proved its safety and efficacy in this specific subtype, nevertheless its high cost urges for caution among payers. Areas covered: The scope of this study is to systematically search and critically assess the economic evaluation studies of trastuzum...
Source: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research - Category: Health Management Tags: Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res Source Type: research
Although peripheral blood-based parameters (PBBPs) are reported as prognostic indicators in patients with breast cancers, their utility has not been studied in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-p...
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Our objective was to determine correlations between the tumor uptake and T/B ratios for 89Zr-labeled T-DM1 (89Zr-DFO-T-DM1) in mice with human BC xenografts by microPET/CT and biodistribution studies with HER2 expression and response to treatment with trastuzumab-DM1 (T-DM1).
Source: Nuclear Medicine and Biology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Certain MRI features of TNBC such as heterogeneous or rim enhancement, intratumoral very high signal intensity on T2 images, and peritumoral edema might be useful in predicting the prognosis of patients with TNBC.Oncol Res Treat
Source: Oncology Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundDetection of breast cancers by mammographic screening confers a survival advantage of 20 –50% compared to symptomatic presentations. The improved prognosis is only partly explained by stage migration. The distribution of the molecular subtypes of screen-detected breast cancer (SDBC) or their HER2 status has not been studied extensively. We wished to address these issues through the st udy of a large series of SDBC, with other presentations serving as controls.DesignDeidentified cases of female invasive cancer, diagnosed in Australia and New Zealand during 2005 –2015, were retrieved from the Br...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionPABC showed different biologic features than non-PABC. PABC had a particularly poor prognosis in the luminal B (HR+ HER2-highKi67) and HER2 subtypes. To improve the prognosis of PABC, treatment should be considered according to subtype. Development of drugs that can be used during pregnancy is needed.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveThe aim of the current study is to evaluate the performance characteristics of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) staging recommendations for breast cancer with regard to the detection of lung, bone, and liver metastases.MethodsSurveillance, epidemiology, and end points (SEER) database (2010 –2015) was accessed, and patients with breast cancer and complete information about T stage and clinical N stage, ER status, Her2 status, and metastatic sites were extracted. Performance characteristics evaluated for the current study included sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive ...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsScreening status was strongly associated with subtype and this association persisted after adjustment for covariates including tumour stage and grade. After correcting for lead-time bias and adjusting for stage, subtype, grade and socio-demographic variables, no significant survival difference was demonstrated for women with screen-detected cancer in the 5-year period post-diagnosis. Since we are adjusting for stage, subtype and other variables, the lack of difference between these groups would be expected but has not been demonstrated in studies which do not correct for lead time bias.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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