August 22, 2018
PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib Benefit in BCRA+ Breast Cancer BookmarkEmma Shtivelman, PhD
Excerpt from Medscape:
“The now-published results from the EMBRACA study confirm that talazoparib (Pfizer), a poly-adenosine diphosphate-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, prolongs progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with advanced BCRA-positive breast cancer compared with single-agent chemotherapy alone, and that it also significantly improves quality of life.
” ‘This is the largest randomized trial in BRCA mutation carriers [ever undertaken] and demonstrates PARP efficacy,’ Jennifer Litton, MD, associate professor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, told Medscape Medical News in an email.”
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