Peter Schmid, MD, PhD, on Early-Stage TNBC: Updated Survival Results From KEYNOTE-522
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).
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).
Sherene Loi, MD, PhD, of Australia’s Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, discusses an exploratory analysis of CheckMate 7FL which showed that patients with PD-L1–positive, high-risk, estrogen receptor–positive, HER2-negative primary breast cancer may achieve substantial pathologic complete response rates with the addition of nivolumab to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (Abstract GS01-01).
Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses findings from the NATALEE trial, which continued to demonstrate improved invasive disease–free survival with ribociclib plus a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor (NSAI) over a NSAI alone in patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative early breast cancer (Abstract GS03-03).
Barbara Pistilli, MD, of France’s Gustave Roussy, discusses a phase Ib analysis from the CAPItello-292 study, which showed capivasertib plus palbociclib plus fulvestrant was tolerable at all dose levels in heavily pretreated patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer. As data collection continues, evidence of clinical activity has been observed in patients treated with the recommended phase III dose (Abstract PS12-09).
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).