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ESMO 2018 to highlight research on advanced breast cancer


Oncology Practice will have on-site reporters in Munich covering the European Society for Medical Oncology 2018 Congress, held October 19-23.

A total of 2,051 abstracts will be presented, covering the latest in immunotherapy, technologies of the future, biomarkers, basic and translational research, and prevention, according to an ESMO press release.

Results from four studies on advanced breast cancer will be featured in the first presidential symposium:

  • LBA1 – Results of IMpassion130: Results from a global, randomized, double-blind, phase 3 study of atezolizumab + nab-paclitaxel vs. placebo + nab-paclitaxel in treatment-naive locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.
  • LBA2 – Analyses from PALOMA-3: Overall survival with palbociclib plus fulvestrant in women with hormone receptor–positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2–negative advanced breast cancer.
  • LBA3 – Results of the phase 3 SOLAR-1 trial: Alpelisib + fulvestrant for advanced breast cancer.
  • 283O PR – Results of the phase 3 trial: Chidamide, a subtype-selective histone deacetylase inhibitor, in combination with exemestane in patients with hormone receptor–positive advanced breast cancer.

Additional late-breaking plenary sessions will cover research on alectinib vs. crizotinib for treatment-naive anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive advanced non–small cell lung cancer, avelumab + axitinib vs. sunitinib as first-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma, and a poly ADP-ribose polymerase inhibitor for maintenance therapy in advanced ovarian cancer


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