Clifford Hudis, MD, and Julia White, MD, on Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Hypofractionated Radiotherapy
2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Clifford A. Hudis, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Julia R. White, MD, of Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, discuss a meta-analysis on efficacy and safety of hypofractionated radiotherapy for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer (Abstract P3-12-15).
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).
Lori J. Pierce, MD, of the University of Michigan Health System, discusses findings on second cancer incidence and non-breast cancer mortality among 40,000 women in 75 clinical trials. (Abstract S5-08)
Clifford A. Hudis, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Joseph A. Sparano, MD, of Montefiore Medical Center, discuss this study of high-risk premenopausal luminal A breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy (Abstract S1-08).
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).
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).