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Improving survival with CDK4/6 inhibitors in postmenopausal HR+/HER2-metastatic breast cancer patients

Rachel Soon
Medical Writer
28 Feb 2018

Since the US FDA’s approval of the first cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor in February 2015, the molecules continue to be put to the test as part of the treatment regimen for patients with oestrogen receptor-positive metastatic breast cancers (ER+ MBC), whether as first- or second-line therapies. While overall survival data has yet to mature from clinical trials, the intermediate results appear to support the present use of CDK 4/6 in combination with endocrine therapy in delaying further onset of the disease.

Recent updates on CDK 4/6 trials were reviewed and discussed at the recent European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2017 in Madrid, Spain, by Dr Alessandra Gennari, medical director of the Division of Medical Oncology of Galliera Hospital, Genoa, Italy; as well as at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago, USA, by Dr Ingrid A. Mayer, clinical director of the Breast Cancer Research Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, USA.

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