Journal article

Fulvestrant plus palbociclib versus fulvestrant plus placebo for treatment of hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer that progressed on previous endocrine therapy (PALOMA-3): final analysis of the multicentre, double-blind, phase 3 randomised controlled trial

Massimo Cristofanilli, Nicholas C Turner, Igor Bondarenko, Jungsil Ro, Seock-Ah Im, Norikazu Masuda, Marco Colleoni, Angela DeMichele, Sherene Loi, Sunil Verma, Hiroji Iwata, Nadia Harbeck, Ke Zhang, Kathy Puyana Theall, Yuqiu Jiang, Cynthia Huang Bartlett, Maria Koehler, Dennis Slamon

LANCET ONCOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In the PALOMA-3 study, the combination of the CDK4 and CDK6 inhibitor palbociclib and fulvestrant was associated with significant improvements in progression-free survival compared with fulvestrant plus placebo in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Identification of patients most suitable for the addition of palbociclib to endocrine therapy after tumour recurrence is crucial for treatment optimisation in metastatic breast cancer. We aimed to confirm our earlier findings with this extended follow-up and show our results for subgroup and biomarker analyses. METHODS: In this multicentre, double-blind, randomised phase 3 study, women aged 18 years or older with hormone-receptor-..

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