Eli Lilly’s Abemaciclib: Better Than Competition In Breast Cancer?

  • Abemaciclib has shown good results in combination with aromatase inhibitors in HR+/HER- metastatic breast cancer.
  • So has the competition.
  • It is difficult to assess which drug, if any, will win out, except that Abemaciclib has a different safety profile from the competition.

By Dr Udaya K Maiya, Oncologist, MBBS, MD, DNB, DCCF-Paris

Eli Lilly (LLY) is developing Abemaciclib for a number of indications including in Hormone-Receptor-Positive (HR+), HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. The corresponding MONARCH 2 trial is in phase 3, the latest clinical stage for Abemaciclib, and the company reported positive results from this trial at ASCO 2017.

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