Using 5- HT3 inhibitors and early intervention with loperamide was shown to manage gastrointestinal adverse events oral paclitaxel and encequidar in patients with metastatic breast cancer, according to a study presented during the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Sacituzumab govitecan led to improvements in response rates and progression-free survival (PFS) compared with chemotherapy for patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer who had stable brain metastases in a subgroup analysis from the phase 3 ASCENT trial.
In the phase 3 PROTECTIVE-2 trial, patient with breast cancer who received plinabulin and pegfilgrastim experienced a reduction in the incidence of profound neutropenia that was 53% more effective than that of chemotherapy, according to findings presented during the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
The GP2 immunotherapy in combination with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor induced a 100% disease-free survival with potent responses as treatment of patients with HER2/neu 3–positive disease who received adjuvant trastuzumab .
Pathologic complete responses were improved when neoadjuvant atezolizumab was added to nab-paclitaxel followed by doxorubicin plus cyclophosphamide compared with placebo in combination with chemotherapy as treatment of patients with early triple-negative breast cancer without adding additional treatment burden to patients.
Ipatasertib in combination with paclitaxel failed to demonstrate a significant improvement in progression-free survival compared with placebo plus paclitaxel as treatment of patients with PIK3CA/AKT1/PTEN-altered locally advanced, unresectable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.
Sacituzumab govitecan demonstrated clinical benefit compared with physician’s choice of therapy as treatment of patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, irrespective of Trop-2 expression, but greater efficacy was seen in patients with a medium or high Trop-2 score.
Subgroup analyses of a phase 3 randomized trial continue to support a role for the addition of pembrolizumab to chemotherapy in the frontline setting for patients with advanced triple-negative breast cancer, with the greatest benefit derived by those with higher PD-L1 expression by combined positive score.
Compared with women in the general population, those who survive breast cancer experience more difficulty in becoming pregnant and have a risk of preterm labor, although a systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrated that most deliver healthy babies with no detrimental effects on their long-term survival.