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VIDEO: Dr. Sherene Loi discusses PANACEA trial and implications for pembrolizumab use


 

REPORTING FROM SABCS 2017

– The phase 1b/2 PANACEA trial of pembrolizumab and trastuzumab in trastuzumab-resistant HER2-positive advanced breast cancer met its primary endpoint, showing an overall response rate of 15.2% in the PD-L1-positive cohort and controlling disease for almost a year without chemotherapy, Sherene Loi, MD, PhD, of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne reported on behalf of the International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG). But level of antitumor immunity was key. In an interview at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dr. Loi discussed the findings and possible implications for use of pembrolizumab earlier in the disease course.

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