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Exploring Potential HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Treatments for the Future

Jasmeet C. Singh, MD
Published Online:9:43 PM, Tue January 28, 2020

Jasmeet C. Singh, MD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the future of the treatment landscape for HER2-positive breast cancer following positive new research presented at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

Although the field has come a long with developing new treatment options for patients with breast cancers that overexpress HER2, Singh notes that there is still room for improvement. One possibility for the future is that novel agents will be used to develop promising combinations to further improve pathologic complete response (pCR) rates and overall response rates.

There have been exciting pCR data in triple-negative disease showing that the addition of immunotherapy improves pCRs. Singh says it may also be possible to study how surgery can be avoided in some patients with HER2-positive disease.

Learn more about the presentation from 2019 SABCS: https://www.targetedonc.com/conference/sabcs-2019

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