A randomized, 3-arm, neoadjuvant, phase 2 study comparing docetaxel  + carboplatin + trastuzumab + pertuzumab (TCbHP), TCbHP followed by trastuzumab emtansine and pertuzumab (T-DM1+P), and T-DM1+P in HER2-positive primary breast cancer

ConclusionIn the neoadjuvant setting, the pCR rate with the standard TCbHP  →  T-DM1+P regimen was numerically better than the TCbHP regimen alone and significantly better in patients with ER+. Personalization of the T-DM1+P regimen could serve as a reasonable approach to minimize toxicity while maintaining efficacy.Trial registration ID: UMIN-CTR: UMIN000014649.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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ConclusionAdministration of adjuvant eribulin after neoadjuvant chemotherapy was feasible and well tolerated. The 24-month DFS rate did not reach the study target levels in any of the cohorts and was similar to DFS previously described in these cohorts following neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Kolarova I, Vanasek J, Odrazka K, Melichar B, Ryska A, Petera J, Vosmik M, Dolezel M Abstract Breast cancer with high expression of human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)-2 represents a biologically and clinically heterogeneous group of neoplastic disorders. Importantly, hormone receptor expression has an effect on biological properties and affects the selection of therapies. On the basis of molecular genetics, four principal subtypes, including luminal A, luminal B, HER2-enriched (HER-2-E), and basal-like can be distinguished. Breast tumors characterized by HER-2 positivity and simultaneous expressi...
Source: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub Source Type: research
Development of recurrence risk score using 95‑gene classifier and its application to formalin‑fixed paraffin‑embedded tissues in ER‑positive, HER2‑negative and node‑negative breast cancer. Oncol Rep. 2019 Oct 07;: Authors: Naoi Y, Saito Y, Kishi K, Shimoda M, Kagara N, Miyake T, Tanei T, Shimazu K, Kim SJ, Noguchi S Abstract We previously developed a 95‑gene classifier (95GC) to classify ER‑positive/HER2‑negative/node‑negative (ER+/HER2‑/N0) breast cancer as high‑ and low‑risk. The present study aimed to devise a 95GC recurrence score (95GCRS) to estimate recurrence risk ...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundImmune checkpoint inhibition (ICI) is synergistic with HER2-directed therapy in pre-clinical models. Clinically, pembrolizumab (K)-mediated ICI plus HER2-directed therapy with trastuzumab (H) is safe and demonstrated modest activity in H-resistant HER2-positive (HER2+) metastatic breast cancer. Because ICI may confer more robust activity when administered earlier in the course of disease, HER2-directed therapy with ICI administered in the curative-intent, treatment-naive setting may allow for de-escalation of cytotoxic backbones; confer life-long, tumor-specific immunity; and ultimately, improve cure rate...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Mangone L, Mancuso P, Tagliabue G, Filiberti RA, Carrozzi G, Iacovacci S, Mazzucco W, Tumino R, Minicozzi P, Sant M, Giorgi Rossi P Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of neoadjuvant therapy (NT) in women with stage I-III breast cancer in Italy and whether it is influenced by biological characteristics, screening history, and geographic area. METHODS: Data from the High Resolution Study conducted in 7 Italian cancer registries were used; they are a representative sample of incident cancers in the study period (2009-2013). Included were 3546 women aged
Source: Tumori - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Tumori Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Etienne Brain, Philippe Caillet, Nienke de Glas, Laura Biganzoli, Karis Cheng, Lissandra Dal Lago, Hans WildiersAbstractHER2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer (BC) affects older women nearly as frequently as younger ones. Many older patients have cardiovascular comorbidity and risk greater toxicity from therapy. Treatment therefore requires careful consideration, especially since trials include few patients over 65 and so provide limited guidance. A multidisciplinary task force of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology cond...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Breast Cancer Female;   Hormone Receptor Positive Malignant Neoplasm of Breast Interventions:   Drug: Palbociclib;   Drug: Endocrine therapy Sponsors:   Kyoto Breast Cancer Research Network;   Pfizer Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract BACKGROUND: High-volume single-institution studies support the oncologic safety of nipple sparing mastectomy (NSM). Concerns remain regarding the increased potential for complications, recurrence, and delays to subsequent adjuvant therapy. A national database was used to examine treatment and outcomes for NSM patients. METHODS: Women undergoing unilateral NSM or skin sparing mastectomy (SSM) for stage 0-4 breast cancer from 2004 to 2013 were identified from the National Cancer Database. Demographic and oncologic characteristics, short-term outcomes and time to local and systemic treatment were compar...
Source: Ann Oncol - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Ann Surg Oncol Source Type: research
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