Sherene Loi, MD, PhD, on Biomarker Results in ER+, HER2– Primary Breast Cancer Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy With or Without Nivolumab
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).
Luca Gianni, MD, of Milan’s Fondazione Michelangelo, discusses findings from the APTneo Michelangelo trial, which showed that adding atezolizumab to chemotherapy and trastuzumab plus pertuzumab did not significantly increase the rate of pathologic complete response (pCR) in women with HER2-positive breast cancer. An exploratory analysis showed that adding atezolizumab to neoadjuvant anthracycline and cyclophosphamide followed by HPCT (trastuzumab + pertuzumab and chemotherapy) led to higher pCR rates than HPCT and atezolizumab (Abstract LBO1-02).
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).
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).
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).
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).