Abemaciclib With Endocrine Therapy Receives Expanded Approval for Early Breast Cancer

The FDA has granted approval to abemaciclib (Verzenio®, Eli Lilly and Company) with endocrine therapy—tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor—for treatment of adult patients with hormone receptor (HR)–positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–negative, node-positive early breast cancer that is at a high risk of recurrence. Patients considered at high risk for recurrence include those with four or more pathologic axillary lymph nodes (pALN) or one to three pALN plus either a grade 3 t...

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