Latest Results from Immunotherapy Clinical Trials in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
*Corresponding author: Alexios Strimpakos*, Konstantinos Tsigaridas and Maria Avgoustidou
Strimpakos A, Tsigaridas K, Avgoustidou M. Latest results from immunotherapy clinical trials in triple negative breast cancer. Clin Trail Pract Open J. 2019; 1(1): 27-30. doi: 10.17140/CTPOJ-1-105
Cancer immunotherapy has evolved enormously in the recent years with better understanding of immune reactions, immune microenvironment and immunosurveillance. Breast cancer is characterized by large heterogeneity, a fact which rather complicated the development and the approval of novel therapeutic options in comparison to the majority of other solid tumors since each subtype has required a unique scientific approach and different targets and goals. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is considered the most aggressive of the breast cancer subtypes with limited treatment options and worse outcome compared to others. This article summarizes some of the early clinical studies and the recently presented phase III clinical study of immunotherapy checkpoint inhibitors in this difficult setting.
Keywords: Cancer; Immunotherapy; Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC); Breast cancer.