New Guidelines for HER2-Negative Advanced Breast Cancer (FREE)

By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The American Society of Clinical Oncology has …
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HER2-overexpressing metastatic breast cancers are challenging practice in oncology when they become resistant to anti-HER2 therapies such as trastuzumab. In these clinical situations, HER2-overexpression persi...
Source: Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
We present the case of a young, pregnant patient with metastatic BC with a complete clinical response to chemotherapy followed by surgical treatment. PMID: 31281427 [PubMed]
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
Conclusions: A relevant number of patients required dose reduction but dose-reduced chemotherapy was tolerated well. Anthracycline-based regimens were used in patients who had not received adjuvant chemotherapy. Capecitabine required the most dose reductions. Taxanes were generally started at reduced doses, resulting in fewer grade 3+ toxicities. As well as age, underlying physiological reserve, current performance status and co-morbidities should guide physicians who should consider lower starting doses in OA and recognise that dose reductions may be required to improve tolerability. The PFS of all regimens were similar i...
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
Authors: Jang Y, Cho EY, Cho SY Abstract Mucinous carcinoma (MC) is a rare subtype of breast cancer, which is composed of tumor cells floating in the abundant extracellular mucin. This form of cancer is usually estrogen receptor/progesterone receptor positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative. Here, we present a case of HER2-positive MC with an unusual signet ring cell differentiation. It is very rare that a breast tumor consists entirely of signet ring cells. The tumor showed pathologic complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy with trastuzumab and pertuzumab. pCR of HER2-po...
Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Conclusion: The RSS is comparable to the AJCC8 PS for a patient population receiving chemotherapy as well as endocrine- and HER2-targeted therapy and further stratifies stage IV patients. PMID: 31281728 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
In conclusion, BRCA1 mutation was associated with TNBC and the luminal B HER2 (-) subtype. HER2-positive subtypes were characteristic of the control group. CHEK2 and NOD2 mutation carriers had a more favorable profile of prognostic factors. PMID: 31281656 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Mol Clin Oncol Source Type: research
Conclusions: The combination of 2 or 3 comorbidities significantly increases the incidence of symptomatic cancer treatment-related cardiotoxicity. Patients with bca experiencing cancer treatment-related cardiotoxicity who have a history of diabetes, dyslipidemia, and obesity might require more proactive strategies for prevention, detection, and treatment of cardiotoxicity while receiving trastuzumab-based treatment. PMID: 31285674 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Administering adjuvant trastuzumab in a weekly cycle concurrently with anthracycline-taxane chemotherapy regimen appears to be a preferable option to optimize its favorable effect in improving DFS and to prevent significantly higher risk for cardiotoxic effects. PMID: 31287333 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
The article “Population pharmacokinetics of PF-05280014 (a trastuzumab biosimilar) and reference trastuzumab (Herceptin®) in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer ” written by Xiaoying Chen, Cheryl Li, Reginald Ewesuedo, Donghua Yin was originally published electronically on the publisher’s internet portal (currently SpringerLink) on 3rd May 2019 without open access.
Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Novel research suggests that using a nano-molecularly imprinted polymer may offer a unique and effective way to treat HER2+ breast cancer.
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: news
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