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No boost in OS with addition of capecitabine for early TNBC



SAN ANTONIO – A phase 3 randomized controlled trial jointly conducted by GEICAM and CIBOMA is negative, showing that adding adjuvant capecitabine (Xeloda) to surgery and standard chemotherapy does not improve disease-free or overall survival in women with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer, reported lead investigator Miguel Martín, MD, PhD.

At the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, he discussed the overall findings and intriguing subgroup results suggesting that there was a benefit in women with tumors having the nonbasal phenotype. Dr. Martín also detailed implications in the context of the CREATE-X trial findings and the era of personalized medicine, and outlined next avenues of research.

The trial was supported by Roche, which also provided capecitabine. Dr. Martín disclosed that he has received speakers honoraria from Pfizer and Lilly; honoraria for participation in advisory boards from AstraZeneca, Novartis, Roche-Genentech, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, PharmaMar, Taiho Oncology, and Lilly; and research grants from Novartis and Roche.

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