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mTOR Inhibitor Plus Endocrine Therapy in Postmenopausal Women With Advanced ER-Positive, HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

In the phase II BOLERO-4 trial reported in JAMA Oncology, Royce et al found that the combination of the mTOR inhibitor everolimus (Afinitor) and endocrine therapy was active in first-line treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, human epidermal growth factor...

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Melanie Royce, MD, PhD, on Breast Cancer: Results From the BOLERO-4 Trial

Melanie Royce, MD, PhD, of the University of New Mexico, discusses phase II study findings on first-line everolimus plus letrozole in patients with ER+, HER2− advanced breast cancer. (Abstract 222O)

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Shedding Light on a Cornucopia of Breast Tumor Biomarker Assays

As our understanding of the complexities of breast cancer expands, so does our treatment armamentarium—and along with it the range of factors that must be included in our treatment decisions. Gone is the simple algorithm of adjuvant chemotherapy for almost every patient with a ≥ 2-cm tumor, except...

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A Closer Look at the Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcome by Race and Ethnicity

The report from Dr. Steven Narod and colleagues recently published in JAMA1 and reviewed in this issue of The ASCO Post adds to the growing evidence regarding observed disparities in breast cancer outcomes by race and ethnicity among women in the United States. Since 1990, breast cancer death rates ...

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Racial/Ethnic Differences in Diagnosis of Breast Cancer at Stage I and Subsequent Survival Reflect Biologic Differences

In a study reported in JAMA, Javaid Iqbal, MD, of Women’s College Research Institute, Toronto, and colleagues found racial/ethnic differences in the likelihood of breast cancer diagnosis at stage I and subsequent survival in U.S. breast cancer patients.1 These differences seemed largely to reflect...

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