Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents)

Michelle Prudhomme  
Universite Blaise Pascal - C.N.R.S
Aubiere Cedex


Targeted Anti-HER2 Cancer Therapy in Elderly Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Author(s): M.J. Molina-Garrido, C. Guillen-Ponce and A. Mora-Rufete

Affiliation: Consulta de Cancer en el Anciano, Seccion de Oncologia Medica, Hospital General Virgen de la Luz in Cuenca, Hermandad Donantes de Sangre Street, Cuenca, Spain.


Trastuzumab or lapatinib treatment with chemotherapy or hormonotherapy are the gold standard treatments for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer (early breast cancer or metastatic breast cancer). Older patients have been largely underrepresented in clinical trials, and few data on trastuzumab or lapatinib efficacy and toxicity have been reported for this subgroup. This article has reviewed the main articles that have analyzed these items.

Keywords: Adjuvant Online, aging, anit-HER2 therapy, breast cancer, cardiotoxicity, chemotherapy, comorbidity, Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, elderly women, histology, HER2 positive, lapatinib, St Gallen criteria, targeted therapy, trastuzumab.

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Article Details

Page: [639 - 645]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/18715206113139990087