The Latest News and Updates in Breast Cancer

October 28, 2020

A roundup of the latest news and updates for patients with breast cancer from CURE®.

There have been several updates in the field of breast cancer over the last several weeks. Here, CURE® looks back at some of the latest news and updates affecting patients with the disease.

  • This report looks at how the breast cancer patient advocacy movement that started in the 1950s has pulled the disease out of the shadows, bringing patients’ options to light.
  • A group extends a hand to those affected by breast or reproductive cancers, especially younger previvors, patients and caregivers.
  • Data from a randomized phase 3 clinical trial recently published in JAMA Oncology show that a platinum-based chemotherapy combination may provide patients with operable triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) an effective alternative adjuvant treatment option than what is currently in use.
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning to patients, health care providers and trial investigators that the IMpassion131 trial — which evaluated the efficacy and safety of the immunotherapy Tecentriq (atezolizumab) in combination with the chemotherapy paclitaxel in patients with PD-L1-positive metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC) — failed to effectively treat the disease.
  • Treatments like kinase inhibitors are changing the options patient may have for when their breast cancer spreads to the brain.

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