Dr Balmaña speaks with ecancer at ESMO 2016 about using lurbinectidin, a trabectidin analogue, in the treatment of breast cancer.
She describes its mechanism of action, aiming to use the resulting gene suppression and DNA damage selectively in tumour cells, and gives results of progression-free and overall survival among multiple patient cohorts.
Dr Balmaña outlines further research into the timing and exposure factors that may influence patient response to lurbinectidin, especially PARP inhibitors, and studies of its activity in other tumour sites.
Lurbinectidin was discussed further by Dr Cristina Cruz as a possible course of treatment in PARP inhibitor resistant patients.
Judith Balmaña, MD, PhD, on Metastatic Breast Cancer: Study Results on Lurbinectedin /// 2016 ESMO Congress .