Breast Cancer

The Pharmacy Times® Breast Cancer resource center provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Rita Nanda, MD, explains how researchers are aiming to make immunologically silent tumors more inflamed. This video was filmed at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
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Officials with the FDA have granted accelerated approval to fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu, Daiichi-Sankyo) for the treatment of adults with unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer that have received 2 or more prior anti-HER2-based regimens in the metastatic setting.
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Cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitors offer the potential to significantly improve outcomes for women with HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.
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The study results also show improved outcomes for patients with brain metastases.
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Although CDK4/6 inhibitors prolong progression-free survival for patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, the ideal treatment for each patient is currently unclear until adverse effects appear.
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The research presented at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium suggests that the different mechanisms could be exploited to overcome CDK4/6 inhibitor resistance in breast cancer patients.
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Men with breast cancer had higher mortality than women regardless of cancer type, treatment, and access to care.
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Specialty Pharmacy Times will be on-site in San Antonio, TX, for the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, taking place December 10 to 14, 2019.

 
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Trastuzumab-dkst (Ogivri, Mylan, Biocon), a biosimilar to trastuzumab (Herceptin, Genentech Inc.), has been launched in the US, according to an announcement from Mylan N.V. and Biocon Ltd. It is the first biosimilar approved by the FDA and recommended by the FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee.
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Weight loss surgery found to cut the overall risk of developing cancers linked to obesity by 20%.
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