Amy Tiersten, MD, on Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Possible Chemotherapy-Free Front-Line Regimen
Amy Tiersten, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Tisch Cancer Institute, discusses findings from the ASPIRE trial, which showed the combination of anastrozole, palbociclib, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab in the front-line setting was well tolerated and effective, with a clinical benefit rate of 97% in patients with previously untreated hormone receptor–positive, HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (Abstract RF02-01).
Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, of Emory University Winship Cancer Institute, discusses the IDEA trial of endocrine therapy without radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for postmenopausal patients between the ages of 50 and 69 with stage I breast cancer. The regimen demonstrated a low risk of relapse in this population, with a genomic assay used in combination with classic clinical and biological features for treatment selection (Abstract GS02-08).
Daniel G. Stover, MD, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses a biomarker analysis from the PALLAS adjuvant trial, which compared 2 years of the CDK4/6 inhibitor palbociclib with endocrine therapy vs endocrine therapy alone, as adjuvant treatment for patients with stage II–III hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. The genomic subtype PAM50 was defined in the protocol of the PALLAS trial as the primary biomarker for analysis of prediction and prognosis (Abstract GS03-07).
Peter Schmid, MD, PhD, of Queen Mary University of London and Barts Cancer Institute, discusses phase III findings from KEYNOTE-522 showing that neoadjuvant pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy followed by adjuvant pembrolizumab continues to show a clinically meaningful improvement in event-free survival compared with neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone in patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) (Abstract LBO1-01).
Seema Khan, MD, of Northwestern University and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the 5-year clinical outcomes of ECOG-ACRIN 4112, a prospective trial that supports the omission of radiotherapy after surgery in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ who have a low DCIS score and its use in patients with intermediate/high DCIS scores (Abstract GS03-01).
Hope S. Rugo, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses data from the phase II KEYLYNK-009 study, which compared pembrolizumab plus olaparib vs pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy after induction with pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy for patients with locally recurrent inoperable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (Abstract GS01-05).