Adding capivasertib to fulvestrant improves the progression-free survival (PFS) in postmenopausal women with oestrogen receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, advanced breast cancer resistant to aromatase inhibitors, concluded Jones et al. (2020) in Lancet Oncology.
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In patients with hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced breast cancer, adding ribociclib to fulvestrant improved the overall survival (OS) by 28% compared to fulvestrant alone, as reported by Slamon et al. (2019) in The New England Journal of Medicine.
On 4 April 2019, the US FDA approved palbociclib (Ibrance®, Pfizer) plus aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant for the treatment of male patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
On July 18, 2018, the US FDA expanded the ribociclib (Kysqali©, Novartis) approval. Ribociclib plus an aromatase inhibitor as initial endocrine-based therapy is no longer limited to postmenopausal HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer patients alone and now includes pre- and perimenopausal women. Furthermore, the FDA has added the combination ribociclib plus fulvestrant as initial endocrine-based therapy for postmenopausal women with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
On July 13, the FDA approved enzalutamide (Xtandi©, Astellas), for use in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).
Can chemotherapy be avoided in women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer? This is a prominent question in the treatment of breast cancer around the globe.
One in six women with early, operable breast cancer may not need years of adjuvant hormonal therapy after primary treatment. This was the conclusion of a recent study published in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) Oncology.
Cyclin-dependent Kinase 4 and 6 (CDK4/6) inhibitors have shown clinical activity in patients with endocrine-resistant metastatic breast cancer. During the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Meeting 2016, significant updates on studies with CDK4/6 inhibitors ribociclib, palbociclib and abemaciclib were presented.