Monday, September 21, 2015

PALOMA3 supports palbociclib use in advanced breast cancer

In continuation of my update on palbociclib... 

Advanced breast cancer patients who have failed prior endocrine treatment may receive a progression-free survival (PFS) benefit if palbociclib is added to fulvestrant, a phase III trial indicates.

The advantage accorded by the small-molecule inhibitor of CDK4 and CDK6 was irrespective of the menopausal status of the women, the team reports in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The research was concurrently presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The double-blind PALOMA3 trial comprised women with advanced breast cancer positive for oestrogen and/or progesterone hormone receptors but negative for epidermal growth factor receptor 2 who had progressed or relapsed during endocrine therapy.

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