In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness of fulvestrant (Faslodex) plus capivasertib (AZD5363) in patients with aromatase inhibitor-resistant estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) and HER2-negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer (BC). The data showed that fulvestrant plus capivasertib significantly improved the survival outcomes in these...Read More
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Extended therapy with letrozole for 5 years improves survival outcomes in postmenopausal patients with hormone positive early-stage breast cancer.
In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of extended therapy with letrozole (LET; Femara) for 5 years versus the standard therapy of 2-3 years for the treatment of postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer (BC). The data showed that extended treatment with LET for 5 years significantly improved the survival outcomes...Read More
Does the histological grade of early stage breast cancer effect outcomes of older women treated with breast conserving surgery?
In a nutshell This article was carried out to look at how histological grade (HG) impacts the outcomes of older women with early-stage (ES) breast cancer (BC) treated with breast-conserving therapy (BCS) with or without radiotherapy (RT). The authors found that the treatment of ESBC without RT resulted in a lower cancer-specific survival...Read More
The effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs on breast cancer relapse in postmenopausal women under aromatase inhibitor treatment
In a nutshell The study evaluated the link between statin (cholesterol-lowering drugs) use and risks of breast cancer (BC) relapse under adjuvant aromatase inhibitors (AI) therapy in women after their menopause. The main finding was that statin use was related with lower risks of BC relapse in such patients. Some background Women with...Read More
In a nutshell This study is looking for postmenopausal patients with advanced breast cancer with an ESR1 mutation to compare lasofoxifene (Fablyn) to fulvestrant (Faslodex). The main outcome measured in this trial will be the patient’s survival without tumor growth or spread. This trial is recruiting in multiple locations in the United...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of alpelisib (Piqray) in hormone receptor-positive (HR+) -human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-) breast cancer (BC). They found that alpelisib significantly improved survival in patients with PIK3CA mutations. Some background Breast cancer (BC) types can be...Read More
Looking for patients with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer to test a new treatment combination
In a nutshell This phase 2 trial will investigate the safety of durvalumab (Imfinzi) in combination with standard hormonal treatment for breast cancer (BC). The main outcome will be the response to treatment. The trial is recruiting in Tampa, Florida, US. The details Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most common cancers. It affects bothe...Read More
In a nutshell This trial aims to investigate a new cancer medicine called xentuzumab together with exemestane (Aromasin) and everolimus (Afinitor) in women who have breast cancer that has spread. The main outcome that will be measured is how long the patients go without cancer growing. The details Xentuzumab is a new medication that works...Read More
In a nutshell This study wanted to analyse how treatment with everolimus (Afintor) and exemestane (Aromasin) is performed in patients with breast cancer, and if there are any side effects. The study found that treatment occured for an average of 28 .5 weeks, and side effects were seen in a number of patients, including...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness and safety of a combination of two cancer drugs, everolimus (Afinitor) and exemestane (Aromasin), in women after menopause with advanced breast cancer. The authors found that these drugs were safe and effective in the treatment of these women. Some background Breast cancer is...Read More
In a nutshell This trial aimed to evaluate the use of a second treatment targeting HER-2 in a group of patients that had HER-2, HR positive metastatic breast cancer. This study found that patients treated with dual HER-2 medications with hormone therapy had a superior progression free survival as compared to those using one medication...Read More
Endocrine therapy used with targeted therapy is associated with similar quality of life in comparison to endocrine therapy used alone.
In a nutshell This study aimed to find out if endocrine therapy (ET) is best used alone or with targeted therapy in the treatment of hormone positive, HER2 negative advanced breast cancer. The study found that patients who used ET and targeted therapy together experienced a better quality of life in some regards compared to ET used alone. Some...Read More