Oleg Gluz, MD, on Response to Endocrine Therapy: Findings From the ADAPTcycle Trial
Oleg Gluz, MD, of the West German Study Group and Breast Center Niederrhein, discusses the impact of age and ovarian function suppression in response to preoperative endocrine treatment for both pre- and postmenopausal patients with early-stage breast cancer. He describes ways in which the outcome data of the ADAPTcycle study might influence clinical decisions (Abstract LBO1-05).
Senthil Damodaran, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses final results from the FOENIX-MBC2 study of the efficacy and safety of futibatinib in patients with locally advanced or metastatic hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer harboring high-level FGFR1 gene amplification. Futibatinib plus fulvestrant showed antitumor activity in those whose disease had progressed on prior CDK4/6 inhibitors (Abstract RF01-04).
Hope S. Rugo, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses patient-reported outcomes from the phase III CAPItello-291 study; the trial centered on adding capivasertib to fulvestrant in patients with aromatase inhibitor–resistant, hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer. Patients treated with capivasertib and fulvestrant reported maintained health-related quality of life longer than those treated with placebo and fulvestrant (Abstract PS02-02).
Nadia Harbeck, MD, PhD, of LMU University Hospital and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and Daniel Kates-Harbeck, of the West German Study Group and an MD Candidate at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, discuss a learning-based neural network developed by Mr. Kates-Harbeck to predict treatment outcomes in early breast cancer as well as potentially other tumor types (Abstract PO 04 1-10).
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).
Nicholas C. Turner, MD, PhD, of The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and the Institute of Cancer Research, London, discusses the monarchE trial, which evaluated molecular profiling of archived primary tumor tissue from patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative, node-positive, high-risk early-stage breast cancer and its potential association with clinical outcomes. Adjuvant abemaciclib plus endocrine therapy (ET) maintained invasive disease–free survival benefit compared with ET alone across all molecular subtypes as measured by RNA sequencing (Abstract GS03-06).