Andrew Seidman, MD, and Erica Mayer, MD, MPH, on Results of the PALLAS Clinical Trial
2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Andrew Seidman, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Erica L. Mayer, MD, MPH, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss this phase 3 trial of palbociclib with adjuvant endocrine therapy vs endocrine therapy alone for HR-positive/HER2-negative early breast cancer. (Abstract OT1-03-21)
Jame Abraham, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses findings on the use of avelumab, an anti–PD-L1 antibody, in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, as well as the preliminary efficacy and safety findings of pembrolizumab in patients with PD-L1–positive, estrogen receptor–positive/HER2-negative disease (Abstracts S1-04, S5-07).
Gunter von Minckwitz, MD, of the German Breast Group, discusses data from this phase II trial investigating the addition of carboplatin to neoadjuvant therapy for triple-negative and HER2-positive early breast cancer (Abstract S2-05).
Benjamin D. Smith, MD, of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the higher complication rates and economic burdens of mastectomy plus reconstruction vs lumpectomy plus radiation in early breast cancer (Abstract S3-07).
Clifford A. Hudis, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, of Vanderbilt University, discuss the roles of IGF/insulin signaling, adipokines and inflammation, and metformin and lifestyle change in breast cancer and risk for the disease.
Andrew Seidman, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hope S. Rugo, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, discuss preliminary efficacy and safety findings of pembrolizumab in patients with PD-L1–positive, estrogen receptor-positive/HER2-negative disease. (Abstract S5-07)