FDA issues alert on a drug combination to treat triple-negative breast cancer
Full article: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resources-information-approved-drugs/fda-issues-alert-about-efficacy-and-potential-safety-concerns-atezolizumab-combination-paclitaxel#:~:text=On%20September%208%2C%202020%2C%20the,or%20metastatic%20triple%20negative%20breast
The immunotherapy drug Tecentriq (atezolizumab) is approved for use with Abraxane (nab-paclitaxel) to treat metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. Tecentriq is NOT approved for use with Taxol (paclitaxel). The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert to doctors, researchers and patients warning that Tecentriq should not be used in combination with Taxol to treat patients with advanced triple-negative breast cancer. (09/18/20)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- Does this FDA alert affect my treatment?
- How can I have my breast cancer tested for PD-L1?
- Are other tumor biomarker tests available to help guide my treatment?
- Is the Tecentriq plus Abraxane combination treatment an option for my breast cancer?
- What side effects may I experience with Tecentriq plus Abraxane combination treatment?
- Are there other immunotherapy agents that may be used to treat my cancer?
Open Clinical Trials
The following are studies looking at new treatments for people with metastatic TNBC.
- NCT03606967: Testing the Addition of an Individual Vaccine to Nab-Paclitaxel, Durvalumab and Tremelimumab and Chemotherapy in Patients With Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer. This study will look at how well the combination of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy when used with or without a vaccine made specifically for each patient.
- NCT04468061: Saci-IO TNBC: Randomized Phase II Study of Sacituzumab Govitecan With or Without Pembrolizumab in PD-L1-negative Metastatic TNBC. This early phase study is looking at how safe and effective Trodelvy with or without Pembrolizumab is in patients who have TNBC that has spread to other parts of the body.
- NCT04020575: Using a Type of Immunotherapy Called CAR-T to Treat Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. This study will look at how safe and how well a type of treatment made from the patient's cancer works for treatment certain types of metastatic breast cancer.
- NCT03971409: Avelumab With Binimetinib, Sacituzumab Govitecan, or Liposomal Doxorubicin in Treating Patients With Stage IV or Unresectable, Recurrent TNBC (InCITe). This studies how well the combination of avelumab with liposomal doxorubicin with or without binimetinib, or the combination of avelumab with sacituzumab govitecan works in treating metastatic TNBC that has recurred.
- NCT04491942: Testing a Targeted Therapy in Combination with Chemotherapy for Advanced Solid Tumors. This study looks at how well a new drug called elimusertib works when combined with chemotherapy for treating people with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer and other advanced cancers.
- NCT04837209. Radiation, Immunotherapy and PARP Inhibitor in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (NADiR). This research study is looking to see whether the combination of Dostarlimab and Niraparib plus Radiation Therapy (RT) is safe and effective in participants with metastatic triple negative breast cancer.
- NCT05081492: Testing the Addition of an Anti-cancer Drug, ASTX727 (Cedazuridine, Decitabine), to Chemotherapy (Paclitaxel) and Immunotherapy (Pembrolizumab) for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. This study is looking at the safety, side effects, and best dose of a drug called CF33-hNIS-antiPDL1 in treating patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer. CF33-hNIS-antiPDL1 is a virus that is designed to attack and kill cancer cells.
A number of other clinical trials for treating patients with metastatic TNBC can be found here.
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