Best Practices in HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

Kathy D. Miller, MD; Alexandra Thomas, MD


January 31, 2023

Two out of three patients diagnosed with breast cancer are found to have the HR+/HER2- subtype, and over time, at least one third of patients with this subtype develop metastatic disease. But recent advances in the treatment of both early and metastatic HR+/HER2- disease have resulted in significant improvement in outcomes.

In this panel ReCAP, Drs Kathy Miller from Indiana University and Alexandra Thomas from Wake Forest University review how progress in treatment has affected outcomes across all stages of HR+/HER2- breast cancer.

They report that the use of trastuzumab deruxtecan in the metastatic setting improves overall survival. They also discuss how adjuvant use of abemaciclib in early-stage breast cancer improves disease-free survival, as evidenced by the latest updates of the monarchE trial, now providing 4 years of follow-up.


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