Eribulin as an effective monotherapy in a chemo-pretreated woman with metastatic breast cancer: A case report

Roberta Caputo, Daniela Cianniello, Michelino De Laurentiis

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Abstract

Anthracycline- or taxane-based regimens are commonly used in the treatment of breast cancer, often in the (neo)adjuvant and first-line metastatic settings. However, to date, there is no single accepted standard of care after failure of these cytotoxic agents. Following the promising results obtained in the Phase III EMBRACE study, eribulin mesylate was approved for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer patients after progression with anthracyclines and taxanes unless contraindications. This case report describes a chemo-pretreated woman with important pleural effusion, nodal, locoregional involvement from breast cancer who had a disease response after treatment with eribulin in second line. This case underlines how this well-tolerated monochemotherapy may be able to obtain a prolonged disease control and a good clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalFuture Oncology
Volume13
Issue number11s
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • anthracyclines
  • eribulin
  • metastatic breast cancer
  • taxanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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