August 27, 2018
Alpelisib Improves PFS for Advanced PIK3CA-Mutated Breast Cancer BookmarkEmma Shtivelman, PhD
Excerpt from Healio:
“A trial assessing the alpha-specific PI3K inhibitor alpelisib with fulvestrant met its primary endpoint of PFS among patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER-2-negative advanced breast cancer with a PIK3CA mutation, according to the agent’s manufacturer.
“Alpelisib (BYL719, Novartis) is an inhibitor of the PI3K pathway. About 40% of patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer harbor PIK3CA mutations.
“The phase 3 global, double-blind SOLAR-1 study included 572 women and men with PIK3CA-mutated hormone receptor-positive, HER-2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer that progressed on or following prior aromatase inhibitor treatment with or without a CDK4/6 inhibitor.”
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