MBC RESEARCH NEWS Treating Brain Metastases

October 2019

Treating Brain Metastases

Studies suggest that between 15 and 30 percent of women and men with metastatic breast cancer will develop brain metastases. This number has been increasing as MBC patients live longer on treatments that control cancer growth in other areas of the body.

Clinical trials are currently looking at the best way to treat brain metastases. In September, the FDA approved neratinib (Nerlynx®) as a treatment for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. Its previous approval was for extended adjuvant treatment for patients with early-stage HER2+ breast cancer who have already received trastuzumab (Herceptin®).

With the links below, you can learn more about developments in treating breast cancer brain metastases and the new FDA approval. You can also find links to all the clinical trials listed on BCT for breast cancer brain metastases, including the first trial to use CAR T cell therapy to treat HER2+ brain metastases.

A wealth of additional information specific to breast cancer brain metastases can be found on BrainMetsBC.org.

 

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