Trastuzumab associated with durable EFS in HER-2–positive breast cancer

  • April 17, 2014

Patients with locally advanced or inflammatory HER-2–positive breast cancer who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus trastuzumab followed by adjuvant trastuzumab demonstrated durable EFS, according to updated phase 3 study results.

The analysis included 235 patients with HER-2–positive breast cancer. Of these patients, 118 received chemotherapy alone, and 117 received chemotherapy plus trastuzumab (Herceptin, Genentech) for 1 year before and after surgery. Ninety-nine patients with HER-2–negative disease who were included in a parallel cohort received neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone.

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