Sara A. Hurvitz, MD, on Metastatic Breast Cancer: New Data on Tucatinib and Trastuzumab Emtansine
Sara A. Hurvitz, MD, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, discusses phase III findings of the HER2CLIMB-02 study, which showed the combination of tucatinib and trastuzumab emtansine improved progression-free survival in patients with previously treated, HER2-positive, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (including those with brain metastases) (Abstract GS01-10).
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).
Eleftherios P. Mamounas, MD, of Orlando Health Cancer Institute, discusses primary outcomes from the NRG Oncology/NSABP B-51/RTOG 1304 study of locoregional irradiation in patients with biopsy-proven axillary node involvement at presentation who become pathologically node-negative after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (Abstract GS02-07).
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).
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).
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).