Elisabetta Landucci

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BACKGROUND Eribulin was recently approved in patients progressing after being treated with anthracyclines and taxanes and after two or more chemotherapy lines for advanced disease. OBJECTIVES This multicenter observational retrospective study was performed in order to evaluate activity and tolerability of eribulin in real-world patient population. (More)
We addressed trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) efficacy in HER2+ metastatic breast cancer patients treated in real-world practice, and its activity in pertuzumab-pretreated patients. We conducted a retrospective, observational study involving 23 cancer centres, and 250 patients. Survival data were analyzed by Kaplan Meier curves and log rank test. Factors(More)
The study was designed to compare an anthracycline-containing regimen to a regimen combining both anthracycline and paclitaxel as adjuvant therapy for high-risk breast cancer patients. In this multicenter, randomized phase-III trial, node-positive early breast cancer patients were randomly assigned to receive either 6 cycles of FEC (5-fluorouracil 600(More)
Doxorubicin/paclitaxel (Taxol) combinations are very active in advanced breast cancer, with objective response rates up to 90%, but have shown a high incidence of cardiotoxicity. A phase I/II trial replacing doxorubicin with epirubicin (Ellence), a less cardiotoxic analog, produced an objective response rate of 84%, but with a low rate of cardiotoxicity. A(More)
Eribulin has shown survival advantage and manageable toxicity in heavily pre-treated metastatic breast cancer (mBC). We assessed whether body mass index (BMI) impacts treatment outcomes in 101 patients treated with eribulin at six Italian Oncologic Centers. BMI was addressed as a categorical variable (18.5-24.9 vs. at least 25). Clinical benefit rate (CBR)(More)
The purpose of our study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of weekly docetaxel/paclitaxel in pretreated advanced breast cancer patients. Twenty-six patients with metastatic breast cancer were included in this study. Three different schedules of treatment were administered. The starting schedule, A1, consisted of docetaxel 60 mg/m2 on day 1 plus(More)
To evaluate the impact of prior adjuvant chemotherapy on response rate (RR), progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of metastatic breast cancer patients treated with epirubicin/paclitaxel (ET) regimens. In all, 291 patients enrolled in five studies in metastatic breast cancer were analysed: 101 (35%) were chemonaive, 109 (37%) had received(More)
Strategies to improve outcome in metastatic breast cancer include the first-line use of combinations of optimal doses of active agents, with the goal being to improve complete response rates and thus long-term survival. Although prior studies of anthracycline/taxane combinations generally have shown improved response rates and progression-free survival in(More)
BACKGROUND Paclitaxel and capecitabine have demonstrated a synergic effect and significant antitumor activity in patients with advanced breast cancer. A weekly schedule of paclitaxel obtained a response rate of 50-68% in advanced breast cancer and less serious side-effects. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-two patients with advanced breast cancer pretreated(More)
Triple negative breast cancers (TNBCs) represent about 15-20% of all breast cancer cases and are characterized by a complex molecular heterogeneity. Some TNBCs exhibit clinical and pathological properties similar to BRCA-mutated tumors, without actually bearing a mutation in BRCA genes. This "BRCAness" phenotype may be explained by germline mutations in(More)