Press Release: European breast cancer trial opens in Ireland
Cancer Trials Ireland has opened the Irish arm of a European breast cancer trial to test the effectiveness of a new combination of drugs as a first line treatment for advanced breast cancer.
Known as The FLIPPER Study, the trial is sponsored by GEICAM, the Spanish Breast Cancer Group, and will involve 190 patients across Europe, with 40 from Ireland.
The trial will investigate the added benefit of combining the new drug palbociclib with an existing drug fulvestrant. Fulvestrant is currently used to treat postmenopausal women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive advanced breast cancer.
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Press Release: Cancer Trials Ireland opens new breast cancer trial
Cancer Trials Ireland has today (Monday, 27 June 2016) announced that it has opened a cancer trial to test a new treatment for patients with advanced breast cancer which has not responded to currently available treatments.
The trial will test for the first time the use of the new drug copanlisib in combination with trastuzumab to treat advanced HER2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer which has progressed or recurred in patients during or following standard anti-HER2 treatment.
It is expected that up 34 patients will take part in the trial which will be conducted over the next 2-3 years in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, St. James’s Hospital in Dublin, University Hospital Galway and Cork University Hospital at a cost of approximately 750,000 euro.
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