Ibrance Approval Expanded to Include Men With Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Ibrance (palbociclib) capsules has been widened to include men with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KANJINTITM (trastuzumab-anns) for all approved indications of the reference product, Herceptin® (trastuzumab): for the treatment of HER2-overexpressing adjuvant and metastatic breast cancer and HER2-overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.
Source: World Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Amgen Business and Industry Source Type: news
AbstractPatients with breast cancer desire to avoid chemotherapy-induced alopecia because it induces mental stress during treatment. Scalp cooling can suppress chemotherapy-induced alopecia without increasing the risk of scalp metastasis; however, in certain cases, alopecia cannot be prevented. The use of properly fitted scalp cooling caps has not yet been explored in Asian patients. Here, we report a case of hair regrowth using a properly fitted scalp cooling cap during adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. A 51-year-old Japanese woman who was recalled by screening mammography for grouped amorphous calcifications and a...
Source: International Cancer Conference Journal - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeBreast cancer with positive hormone receptor (HR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) is a special subgroup with different clinical features and survival, especially the endocrine therapy resistance. The main purpose of the study is to find the potential markers to predict the survival and endocrine therapy resistance of patients with HR+  /HER2+ breast cancer.MethodsSurveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database was used to collect patients ’ clinical information and tumor features including age, tumor size, grade, stage and long-term survival; the BioPortal ...
Source: Clinical and Translational Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionWe confirm previous studies showing that the PTPN2 protein is lost in half of the breast cancer cases and gene deletion occurs in 15 –18% of the cases. Furthermore, the results suggest that the role of PTPN2 is subtype-related and should be further investigated to assess how this could affect breast cancer prognosis and treatment response.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Most patients received guideline-concordant AST, except for those with the HR+/HER2+ subtype. Patients receiving guideline-adherent adjuvant therapy had better survival outcomes across all breast cancer subtypes. PMID: 31200362 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
This study assessed uptake of the Oncotype DX 21-gene assay over time and characterized which sociodemographic and clinical factors are associated with test uptake among women with lymph node-positive (LN+), hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. METHODS: Invasive breast cancer cases diagnosed in 2010 through 2013 were included from a SEER database linked to 21-gene assay results performed at Genomic Health's Clinical Laboratory. Factors associated with 21-gene assay uptake were identified using a multivariable logistic regression model. RESULTS: Uptake of the 21-gene assay increased over time and ...
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of lapatinib (L) and trastuzumab (T) combination in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients previously treated with T and/or L.Materials and methodsWe conducted a retrospective, post-authorized, multicenter study including patients with HER2-positive MBC or locally advanced breast cancer (ABC) treated with the combination of L –T. Concomitant endocrine therapy, as well as brain metastasis and/or prior exposure to L, were allowed.ResultsOne hundred and fifteen patients from 14 institutions were included. The median age was 59.8  years. The median nu...
Source: Clinical and Translational Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The pattern of locoregional recurrence (LRR) in relation to postoperative locoregional radiotherapy and primary breast cancer biology has been analysed. The 10 year cumulative incidence of LRR was 7.1%. Most LRR developed within the irradiated volume, while the most common location for out-of-field LRR was the cranial supraclavicular fossa. A higher LRR frequency was observed in ER- and/or HER2+ breast cancer. In addition, ER-/Her2+ tumours more frequently recurred in-field (68%) rather than marginal/out-of-field (32%).
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewThis paper will focus on novel breast cancer therapies used in clinical practice today, as well as review our understanding of standard therapies and their potential impact on cardiovascular health.Recent findingsEstablished and novel treatments such as anthracyclines, HER2-targeted agents, and immunotherapy have contributed to improvements in breast cancer outcomes; however, these treatments may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular injury. The number of available breast cancer treatments continues to expand, as does the need for health care providers to understand the potential i...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Different conclusions have been drawn from similar findings, perhaps as a result of subjective margins for equivalence in HER2+ breast cancer research.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
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