FDA Approves Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for HER2-Positive Unresectable or Metastatic Breast Cancer Following Two or More Prior Anti-HER2 Based Regimens

20 December 2019 -- AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Enhertu® (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for the treatment of adult patients with...
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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Source: Cancer Management and Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Management and Research Source Type: research
In this report, Hopfield network modeling was used to analyze bulk RNA-Seq data of paired breast tumor and control samples from 70 patients. We characterized the control and tumor attractors with respect to their size and potential energy and correlated the Euclidean distances between the tumor samples and the control attractor with their corresponding clinical data. In addition, we developed a protocol that outlines the key genes involved in tumor state stability. We found that the tumor basin of attraction is larger than that of the control and that tumor samples are associated with a more substantial negative energy tha...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese results raise the question whether axillary node status is redundant in cases with exceptionally good features, i.e., small tumors with low Ki67, or in those candidate to adjuvant systemic treatment/radiotherapy anyway including TNBC, and support the incorporation of primary BC tumor characteristics as stratification factors in ongoing trials aiming at de-escalating axillary surgical procedures.
Source: Clinical and Translational Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeEribulin methylate (eribulin) improved the overall survival (OS) of HER2-negative advanced breast cancer (HER2 −ABC) patients; however, the mechanism underlying the OS improvement has not been clarified. Several reports suggest that eribulin promotes antitumor immunity via tumor micro-environment conditioning. Recently, a maintained baseline lymphocyte count was proposed as predictive marker for eribulin t herapy in HER2−ABC patients; however, no associations with the OS have been noted. We retrospectively investigated the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) in HER2...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, sHER2‑ECD and tissue calpain‑10 may be used as new prognostic indices for breast cancer. PMID: 32236617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
Authors: Montemurro F, Nuzzolese I, Ponzone R Abstract Introduction: The administration of chemotherapy before (neoadjuvant), rather than after surgery (adjuvant) in early breast cancer has been considered an optional strategy for patients with operable breast cancer. We reviewed this concept considering recent results in the field.Areas covered: Herein, the authors cover neoadjuvant chemotherapy with or without biologics in triple-negative and HER2-positive operable breast cancer with a focus on rates of complete pathological remission (pCR) in the breast and axilla. The impact of the CREATE X and KATERINE randomi...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
(American Association for Cancer Research) An increased proportion of Indigenous American (IA) ancestry was associated with a greater incidence of HER2-positive breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
ConclusionsWe found a lower risk of radiation-induced secondary malignancies in LFS breast cancer patients than previously reported in the literature (33% risk of radiation-induced sarcoma). These findings suggest that LFS may not be an absolute contraindication for radiotherapy in breast cancer. The potential risk for locoregional recurrence without radiotherapy must be weighed against the long-term risk for radiation-induced malignancies in consideration of adjuvant radiotherapy for LFS breast cancer patients.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyze the factors affecting brain metastases free survival (BMFS) and the survival after brain metastases (SABM). The data of 215 patients with breast cancer brain metastases (BCBM) in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center from January 2000 to August 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. The clinicopathological features of BCBM were analyzed, and their effects on BMFS and SABM were analyzed by univariate and multivariate COX regression. Finally, it was analyzed whether the receptor status of the brain metastases and the primary lesions were consistent. The median age of the entire cohort was 46 years old...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Condition:   HER2-positive Breast Cancer Intervention:   Drug: [18F]FMISO PET/MRI imaging Sponsor:   University of Alabama at Birmingham Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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