New guidance finds best treatment for breast cancer during pandemic

[Baylor College of Medicine ] A new approach to better select breast cancer patients in need of urgent surgery or chemotherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic has been developed by researchers in the U.K., Germany and U.S.

The innovative algorithm, using data from multiple international trials, can identify postmenopausal patients with primary ER+HER2- breast cancer who have either less endocrine-sensitive tumors and who should be prioritized for early surgery or neoadjuvant chemotherapy, or an endocrine-sensitive tumor that can be treated for up to 6 months with an endocrine drug with a safe surgical delay. [Read more…]