Journal article

Palbociclib in Hormone-Receptor-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer

Nicholas C Turner, Jungsil Ro, Fabrice Andre, Sherene Loi, Sunil Verma, Hiroji Iwata, Nadia Harbeck, Sibylle Loibl, Cynthia Huang Bartlett, Ke Zhang, Carla Giorgetti, Sophia Randolph, Maria Koehler, Massimo Cristofanilli

New England Journal of Medicine | MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Growth of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer is dependent on cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 (CDK4 and CDK6), which promote progression from the G1 phase to the S phase of the cell cycle. We assessed the efficacy of palbociclib (an inhibitor of CDK4 and CDK6) and fulvestrant in advanced breast cancer. METHODS: This phase 3 study involved 521 patients with advanced hormone-receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative breast cancer that had relapsed or progressed during prior endocrine therapy. We randomly assigned patients in a 2:1 ratio to receive palbociclib and fulvestrant or placebo and fulvestrant. Premenopausal or perimenopausal women also recei..

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