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Topic: BCO Podcast: Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer: Part II

Forum: Immunotherapy - Before, During, and After —

Discuss your experiences with the benefits, risks, and side effects of immunotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2018 03:24PM

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Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer: Part II, April 10, 2018

Jennifer Litton, M.D.

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Dr. Jennifer Litton is a board certified medical oncologist and associate professor of breast medical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she is chief of the Section of Clinical Research and Drug Development for Breast Cancer. She also is a member of the Breast Immuno-Oncology Task Force of the National Cancer Institute.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Litton discuss:

  • how immunotherapy medicines work
  • why immunotherapy medicines haven't seemed to work as well in breast cancer as they have in other cancers
  • the direction of immunotherapy research for breast cancer

Running time: 13:35

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Jul 18, 2018 08:32PM tnfrith wrote:

I’ve read the data from the Herceptin and Neuvax trial, and it was certainly promising for triple negative participants with low-level Her2, which I was. It showed a 70% reduction in recurrence. The trial was closed ahead of schedule due to meeting objectives. The plan is to now get FDA approval. What’s the hold-up? The process is frustrating. Will the Right to Try legislation apply to TNBC patients who don’t get a pCR with neoadjuvant chemo? Also, why are there areas of the country where there are so few clinical trials? I live in Alabama, and it’s a trial desert here.

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Jul 19, 2018 11:51AM Moderators wrote:

Hi tnfrith, and thanks for posting!

All great questions you have about this trial and the NeuVax approval. We're not sure we can answer your questions, but we bet there'd be some great insight from our other members either on the Clinical Trials forum or also the thread here in the Immunotherapy forum called Immunotherapy drugs for breast cancer. Feel free to post in either place and see if anyone has any insight!

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