Hope S. Rugo, MD, on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Trial Update on Pembrolizumab Plus Olaparib vs Pembrolizumab Plus Chemotherapy
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).
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).
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).
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).
Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, of Emory University Winship Cancer Institute, discusses the IDEA trial of endocrine therapy without radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for postmenopausal patients between the ages of 50 and 69 with stage I breast cancer. The regimen demonstrated a low risk of relapse in this population, with a genomic assay used in combination with classic clinical and biological features for treatment selection (Abstract GS02-08).
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).