Breast Cancer

Addressing inequities in cancer care starts with awareness

March 21, 2022

Alexander B. Olawaiye, MD, discusses how social and biological determinants can affect care outcomes across cancer subtypes and what steps community and academic oncologists can take to ensure these disparities are recognized.

Breast cancer diagnosis during and before pandemic

February 23, 2022

A quality improvement study in JAMA Network Open has found that a significantly lower percentage of patients with breast cancer presented with stage I disease before the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2019, compared to after the start of the pandemic, in 2020.

Trastuzumab deruxtecan significantly improves PFS, OS in HER2-low metastatic breast cancer

February 22, 2022

Trastuzumab deruxtecan resulted in a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival and overall survival compared with physician’s choice of chemotherapy in patients with HER2-low unresectable and/or metastatic breast cancer, irrespective of hormone receptor status, meeting the primary and secondary end points of the phase 3 DESTINY-Breast 04 trial.

Using a biomarker-driven approach in TNBC

December 21, 2021

In using the biomarker approach to the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer, the challenge for the clinician is prioritizing the available treatment options based on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for breast cancer, which focus on active agents, preferred single-agent chemotherapy approaches, and doublet options for certain patients at high risk.