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Breast Cancer

Invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 300,000 American women in 2023. Early screening and targeted treatment have improved overall survival since the late 1980s, but breast cancer remains the second most common cause of cancer death in women, occurring in 1 in 39 women. Read More ›

Chicago, IL—The addition of the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib (Kisqali) to endocrine therapy significantly improved invasive disease-free survival in patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative, early breast cancer, according to interim results of the phase 3 NATALEE trial, which were presented at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. Read More ›

The FDA has updated its mammography regulations to require reporting of breast density information by facilities, according to a statement by the organization on March 9, 2023. Read More ›

On March 3, 2023, the FDA approved abemaciclib (Verzenio; Eli Lilly) plus endocrine therapy (tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor) for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative, node-positive, early breast cancer at high risk for recurrence. Read More ›

Researchers at Penn State have successfully 3D bioprinted breast cancer tumors and treated them in a breakthrough study to better understand the disease that is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. Read More ›

Young women with early-stage, hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer attempting to become pregnant can safely pause endocrine therapy and resume it later, according to initial results from the international POSITIVE trial. Read More ›

On January 27, 2023, the FDA approved elacestrant (Orserdu; Stemline Therapeutics), an estrogen receptor (ER) antagonist, for the treatment of postmenopausal women or adult men with ER-positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer and an ESR1 mutation whose disease progressed after ≥1 line of endocrine therapy. Read More ›

On February 3, 2023, the FDA approved sacituzumab govitecan-hziy (Trodelvy; Gilead Sciences/Immunomedics) for the treatment of patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative (immunohistochemistry [IHC] 0, IHC 1+, or IHC 2+ with a negative in situ hybridization test) breast cancer who have received endocrine-based therapy and at least 2 additional systemic therapies in the metastatic setting. Read More ›

Using circulating tumor cell (CTC) count to guide the choice of first-line treatment—chemotherapy or endocrine therapy—improved overall survival (OS) compared with investigator’s choice of treatment for patients with metastatic, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, according to results from the STIC CTC trial. Read More ›

In patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-low or -negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer resistant to aromatase inhibitors, the addition of the investigational first-in-class AKT inhibitor capivasertib (AZD5363) to fulvestrant (Faslodex) led to a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) compared with placebo plus fulvestrant. Read More ›

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