Senthil Damodaran, MD, PhD, on Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer: Phase II Results on Futibatinib
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).
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).
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).
Sherene Loi, MD, PhD, of Australia’s Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, discusses recent data showing that for patients with stage I/II triple-negative breast cancer, 12 weeks of a neoadjuvant nonanthracycline chemotherapy regimen with nivolumab may be efficacious with either concurrent or lead-in nivolumab. Those with immune-enriched tumors had high pathologic complete response rates, identifying a subpopulation for whom a 12-week anthracycline-free chemotherapy regimen with nivolumab may be appropriate (Abstract LBO1-03).
Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH, of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, discusses phase III findings from the KEYNOTE-756 study, which showed that adding pembrolizumab to chemotherapy increases the pathologic complete response rate and lowers the residual cancer burden in patients with early-stage, high-risk ER-positive or HER2-negative breast cancer (Abstract GS01-02).
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).