March 18th, 2011
A number of current events are going to have a significant impact on the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in Europe: the EMA has recently reduced the marketing approval for bevacizumab and new positive data from the EMBRACE trial (eribulin in the recurrent setting) were made available.
MDoutlook launched a Quick Poll™ among its 12,000+ European medical oncology members to determine how these events are and will be affecting clinical practice. Responses from 13 countries (>60% of responses were from the 5-EU) show the following:
• Initial uptake in usage of eribulin will be stronger in later lines of treatment, although a majority of oncologists will begin using eribulin in the 2nd line for some of their metastatic breast cancer patients (see figure below)
• It is widely believed that eribulin will soon prove to be effective as an initial treatment for metastatic breast cancer with less acceptance as a neoadjuvant or adjuvant agent
• Significant reductions in the use of bevacizumab + docetaxel in metastatic breast cancer have recently been made by oncologists; further reductions in the use of this combination will occur due to the EMA’s decision
• The use of bevacizumab + paclitaxel, which was unaffected by the recent EMA decision, has had and will have only some minor reductions in usage for metastatic breast cancer. The use of bevacizumab in other tumor types are also relatively unaffected
To download a free copy of this MDoutlook report (in .pdf format), click here Changing European Paradigms for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer.
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