Yesterday, Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim announced a clinical trial collaboration in metastatic breast cancer with the CDK4/6 inhibitor, abemaciclib, and the IGF antibody, BI 836845. The goal of the phase Ib study is to evaluate potential of combination therapy in hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HR+, HER2-) metastatic breast cancer (mBC).
Braving the ASCO 2016 Poster Hall
A couple of BSB readers wasted no time and wrote in asking what we thought of this development, so this presents an excellent opportunity to turn the spotlight on combining targeted therapies in a rational fashion, especially as there was data presented on these agents at the recent ASCO annual meeting.
There are ceratinly a number of important considerations to explore with this type of approach.
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EBCC-10 Cancer Conference
Amsterdam: The 2016 European Breast Cancer Conference organised by the European CanCer Organization (ECCO) is underway (Twitter: #EBCC10 – it’s the 10th official one they have organised).
We thought it would be a good opportunity to take a break from our coverage of #BMTTandem16 to look at some of the posters that are of interest at the meeting.
As regular readers know, we spend a lot of time reading posters – it’s where we pick up new trends and early data. Most go unnoticed or unpublicised in press releases.
For this post, I’ve highlighted four posters that I’m quite interested in and that merit further discussion.
They range from basic and translational research to clinical new product development. By chance, they are evenly split between immunotherapy (PD-L1 and TILs) and acquired drug resistance to different targeted therapies.
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