Dr. Hans-Christian Kolberg on Safer Chemotherapy for Patients with HER2-positive Early Breast Cancer

October 29, 2015
Hans-Christian Kolberg, MD

Hans-Christian Kolberg, MD, doctor of Medicine, Marien Hospital Bottrop in Bottrop, Germany, discusses neoadjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel, carboplatin, and weekly trastuzumab for patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer.

Hans-Christian Kolberg, MD, doctor of Medicine, Marien Hospital Bottrop in Bottrop, Germany, discusses neoadjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel, carboplatin, and weekly trastuzumab for patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer.

Holberg points out that the neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimen is beneficial for patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer because the toxicity is reversible. Stronger regimens with potentially greater toxicities should be saved for later use, should the patient experiences progression, he adds.