CDK4/6 Inhibitors vs Chemotherapy for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Conference Correspondent  - SABCS 2017 - Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Video
Hope S. Rugo, MD
Despite international guidelines and data that show CDK4/6 inhibitors plus aromatase inhibitors can improve overall response rates, overall survival, and progression-free survival in patients with metastatic breast cancer, there is a lasting belief among patients that chemotherapy is the preferable course of treatment. Dr. Hope Rugo attempts to dispel this misconception, citing that endocrine therapy and CDK4/6 inhibitors are well tolerated and don’t have the intensive side effects associated with chemotherapy.
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