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Eribulin in heavily pretreated metastatic breast cancer a tertiary care center experience from India

In Indian Journal of Cancer
By: Bajpai J [Corresponding author].
Contributor(s): Ramaswamy A | Gupta S | Ghosh J | Gulia S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: Mumbai : Medknow Publications 2016Description: .Online resources: PDF In: Indian Journal of Cancer Vol.53, no.3, p.460-463Summary: INTRODUCTION: Heavily pretreated metastatic breast cancer (MBC) remains a major therapeutic challenge with limited treatment options this. Eribulin, an anti-microtubule agent, has been recently approved for this indication. There are sparse data from the Asian region for eribulin and merits exploration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a single institution retrospective analysis of MBC patients treated with eribulin from 2013 to 2014. These patients had received at least 2 lines of prior therapy for metastatic disease. Patients received standard doses of eribulin and were monitored for toxicity and responses. RESULTS: Eighteen patients were included in this analysis. They had received a median of 6 lines of therapy previously (including adjuvant treatment) and had significant visceral involvement (median 3 organs). A median of 4 cycles of eribulin was delivered. There were no complete responses; partial responses were seen in 33% (6/18), stable disease status in 28% (5/18) patients, and progressive disease on eribulin in 39% (7/18) patients. The median progression-free survival was 15 weeks (3.5 months), and median overall survival was 27 weeks (6.2 months). Significant Grade 3/4 toxicities seen included peripheral neuropathy in 28% (5/18) and neutropenia in 28% (5/18) of patients while dose reductions were required in 22% (4/18) of patients. CONCLUSION: Eribulin offers a viable, well-tolerated regimen that provides meaningful clinical benefit in Indian patients with MBC.
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Address for Correspondence: dr_jyotibajpai@yahoo.co.in

INTRODUCTION:
Heavily pretreated metastatic breast cancer (MBC) remains a major therapeutic challenge with limited treatment options this. Eribulin, an anti-microtubule agent, has been recently approved for this indication. There are sparse data from the Asian region for eribulin and merits exploration.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
This was a single institution retrospective analysis of MBC patients treated with eribulin from 2013 to 2014. These patients had received at least 2 lines of prior therapy for metastatic disease. Patients received standard doses of eribulin and were monitored for toxicity and responses.
RESULTS:
Eighteen patients were included in this analysis. They had received a median of 6 lines of therapy previously (including adjuvant treatment) and had significant visceral involvement (median 3 organs). A median of 4 cycles of eribulin was delivered. There were no complete responses; partial responses were seen in 33% (6/18), stable disease status in 28% (5/18) patients, and progressive disease on eribulin in 39% (7/18) patients. The median progression-free survival was 15 weeks (3.5 months), and median overall survival was 27 weeks (6.2 months). Significant Grade 3/4 toxicities seen included peripheral neuropathy in 28% (5/18) and neutropenia in 28% (5/18) of patients while dose reductions were required in 22% (4/18) of patients.
CONCLUSION:
Eribulin offers a viable, well-tolerated regimen that provides meaningful clinical benefit in Indian patients with MBC.

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