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Expert Point of View: William M. Sikov, MD and Sunil Verma, MD

The ASCO Post obtained comments about the Persephone trial results from two breast cancer experts. William M. Sikov, MD, is Associate Director of Clinical Research at the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Associate Professor of Medicine and of...

solid tumors
breast cancer

Adjuvant Pertuzumab in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Value Yet to Be Demonstrated

The ASCO Post issue of June 25, 2017, did an excellent job of summarizing the results and controversy generated by the initial results of the APHINITY trial, reported at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting and published simultaneously online in The New England Journal of Medicine.1 With a median follow-up ...

breast cancer

I-SPY 2: Separating Contenders From Pretenders in Breast Cancer

With the expansion of our understanding of signaling pathways in normal cells and how they are co-opted or corrupted in malignancy, the number of potential antitumor agents to be tested has exploded, exposing the limitations of traditional antineoplastic drug development and challenging us to...

breast cancer

Lisa A. Carey, MD, on the CALGB/Alliance 40603 Trial

Lisa A. Carey, MD, of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, addresses further analysis of data from abstract S4-05, “Impact of intrinsic subtype by PAM50 and other gene signatures on pathologic complete response rates in triple-negative breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy with or ...

breast cancer

William M. Sikov, MD, on the CALGB 40603 Trial

William M. Sikov, MD, of Women and Infants Hospital, discusses abstract S4-05, "Impact of intrinsic subtype by PAM50 and other gene signatures on pathologic complete response rates in triple-negative breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy with or without carboplatin or bevacizumab: CALGB...

breast cancer

Role of Carboplatin in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Still Unclear

Studies presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium built upon an increasing body of data in support of the neoadjuvant use of carboplatin in patients with triple-negative breast cancer. Overall, however, the studies fell short of establishing carboplatin’s role in this malignancy and ...

breast cancer

2013 Breast Cancer Symposium to Offer Expanded Meet the Professor Sessions and New Fellows, Residents, and Junior Faculty Track

As a cancer care specialist, it can be easy to become hyperfocused on your area of expertise within your subspecialty. But that’s exactly what ASCO wants its members—in all specialties—to avoid. The theme of this year’s Breast Cancer Symposium—Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Clinical...

Expert Point of View: William M. Sikov, MD

At the Breast Cancer Symposium, William M. Sikov, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, gave a talk on the use of pathologic complete response in the clinic and summarized the CTNeoBC findings for The ASCO Post. “The...

breast cancer

William M. Sikov, MD, FACP, on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Results of the CALGB Alliance Trial

William M. Sikov, MD, of Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, discusses the results of this study that showed pathologic complete response to presurgery chemotherapy improved survival (Abstract S2-05).

breast cancer

Phase II Study Supports Further Investigation of Neoadjuvant Carboplatin in Stage II to III Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

In the phase II Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) 40603/Alliance trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Sikov et al found that the addition of carboplatin or bevacizumab (Avastin) to standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy significantly improved pathologic complete response rate in...

CALGB 40603 Trial Supports Adding Carboplatin to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

The addition of carboplatin to a neoadjuvant regimen significantly increased the rate of pathologic complete response in patients with triple-negative breast cancer. The results from the CALGB/Alliance 40603 study were reported at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (Abstract S5-01)....

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