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Discussing Gilead’s Trodelvy in Metastatic Breast Cancer in anticipation of Phase 3 Data

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Who's the expert?

Institution: University of Cambridge

  • Clinical Senior Research Associate and Academic Consultant in Breast Cancer Therapeutics at the University of Cambridge.
  • Currently manages 30 patients with HR+/HER- breast cancer each month.
  • Focus on Early phase breast cancer clinical trials with expertise in first-in-human studies & drug combination trials, new small molecule & antibody therapeutics and the development of pharmacodynamic and predictive biomarkers.

Interview Questions

Please tell us about your clinical experience. How many patients with HR+/HER2- MBC do you see on a yearly basis? What’s the chemotherapy choices available and what do you see the best results with?

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What are the pros and cons of SN-38, the topoisomerase I inhibitor chemotherapy part of Trodelvy, considering it isn't a targeted medicine, which means it can affect healthy cells as well?

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Can you give us your impressions on Trodelvy’ Risk of Death reduction by 49% Compared with Single-Agent Chemotherapy in the Phase 3 ASCENT Study? Median PFS extended to 4.8 months from 1.7 months with chemotherapy, trodelvy also extended median overall survival to 11.8 months vs. 6.9 months.

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Can you share with us any first hand or second hand impressions of using Trodelvy, since its approval in triple negative breast cancer in april 2020?

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Is Trodelvy regarded as standard therapy for patients with pretreated metastatic triple-negative breast cancer now?

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In previously treated hormone receptor-positive/HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer, Trodelvy showed, at a median follow-up of 11.5 months, ORR of 31.5% [19.5%-45.6%; 17 partial responses]; median DOR of 8.7 months, median PFS of 5.5 months, and median OS of 12 months. Can you comment on these results?

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How likely would you be to use Trodelvy in the future, in eventuality of an FDA approval for HER2 negative metastatic breast cancer?

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