Roche ’s Kadcyla reduced the risk of disease recurring in people with HER2-positive early breast cancer with residual disease after neoadjuvant treatment

Roche today announced the phase III KATHERINE study met its primary endpoint, showing Kadcyla ® (trastuzumab emtansine) as a single agent significantly reduced the risk of disease recurrence or death (invasive disease-free survival, iDFS) compared to Herceptin® (trastuzumab) as an adjuvant (after surgery) treatment in people with HER2-positive early breast cancer (eBC) who have residual di sease (pathological invasive residual disease in the breast and/or axillary nodes) present following neoadjuvant (before surgery) treatment.
Source: Roche Media News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Our model is more reliable and stable to assist doctors predict the SLN metastasis in breast cancer patients before operation. Introduction The incidence of breast cancer is the first in female malignant tumors, in which the highest incidence of breast cancer has been reported in Europe and the United States, however, in recent years, the incidence of breast cancer in China has annually increased (1, 2). Based on surgery as an important step in the treatment of breast cancer, in recent years, different individuals have never stopped exploration of a novel and optimum approach. Besides, NSABP-04, ASCOG-...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Triple Negative Breast Cancer;   HER2-positive Breast Cancer Interventions:   Drug: Nab-paclitaxel;   Drug: Carboplatin;   Drug: Herceptin Sponsor:   Ruijin Hospital Not yet recruiting
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ConclusionThis less toxic, anthracycline-free regimen appears to be a significantly effective neoadjuvant therapy for patients with pure HER2 breast cancer at low relapse risk.
Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 5Author(s): Jamie Vatish, Ojas Pujji, Zaid Al-Ishaq, Raghavan Vidya, Brian Isgar, Pilar Matey, Senthurun Mylvaganam, Tapan Sircar
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 5Author(s): Ross McLean, Andrew Pieri, Nicola Cresti, Mark Verrill, Henry Cain
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Tural D, Karaca M, Zirtiloglu A, M Hacioglu B, An Sendur M, Ozet A Abstract PURPOSE: To determine estrogen, progesterone and HER2 receptors' discordances after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced breast cancer and their effects on survival. METHODS: Data of 186 patients who were admitted to our oncology departments between 2000 and 2014, were retrospectively evaluated. Patients'status of hormone and HER2 receptors were assessed before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses, Kaplan-Meier and Log-rank tests were used, as appropriate. P
Source: Journal of B.U.ON. - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J BUON Source Type: research
Conclusion: Adjuvant trastuzumab was associated with higher CNS failure rate in Korean patients with HER2-enriched breast cancer. Close monitoring and reasonable approaches such as CNS penetrating HER2 blockades combined with the current standard therapy could contribute to improving intracranial tumor control and quality of life in patients with CNS metastasis from HER2-enriched breast cancer. PMID: 30941239 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Interventions:   Drug: Leuprorelin acetate;   Drug: Letrozole;   Genetic: MammaPrint Sponsor:   Seoul National University Hospital Not yet recruiting
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