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Immunotherapy Overtaking Breast Cancer Treatment Landscape

Key clinical point: Combination strategies that include immunotherapeutic agents could soon become the future of breast cancer treatment.

Major finding: Immune checkpoint blockade agents are the most studied type of immunotherapy in breast cancer today.

Study details: A narrative review summarizing current immunotherapeutic agents in the treatment of breast cancer.

Disclosures: No funding sources were reported. The authors reported financial affiliations with Amgen, Celgene, Genentech, Eli Lilly, Ipsen, Novartis, Pfizer, and several others.


Adams S et al. JAMA Oncol. 2019 Apr 11. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.7147.