Stephen R.D. Johnston, MBBS, PhD, and Ann H. Partridge, MD, on Breast Cancer: Managing Metastatic ER+ Disease
2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Stephen R.D. Johnston, MBBS, PhD, of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, and Ann H. Partridge, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss the role of endocrine therapy and optimal sequencing, recent progress in first-line treatment, and resistance pathways and second-line treatment (Plenary Lecture 1).
Sara A. Hurvitz, MD, of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses findings on the biological effects of abemaciclib in a neoadjuvant study for postmenopausal patients (Abstract S4-06).
Virginia G. Kaklamani, MD, DSc, of The University of Texas Health Science Center, discusses new directions in prevention, early detection, and treatment of early-stage breast cancer, using genomic tests and targeted therapies.
Aleix Prat, MD, PhD, of the University of Barcelona, discusses study findings on intrinsic subtype as a predictor of pathologic complete response following neoadjuvant dual HER2 blockade without chemotherapy in HER2-positive breast cancer (Abstract S3-03).
Peter Bach, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, summarizes his plenary lecture on drug costs and their effect on the affordability of cancer care worldwide (Plenary Lecture 3).
Ruth O’Regan, MD, of the University of Wisconsin, and Ann H. Partridge, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss study findings from a session Dr. O’Regan moderated on three major trials addressing anastrozole after tamoxifen in HR-positive early breast cancer, letrozole in HR-positive disease, and extended letrozole treatment after adjuvant endocrine therapy (Abstracts S1-03, S1-05, S1-08).