Breast Cancer: E2112 (Iowa Cancer Specialists)

CTSU ECOG-ACRIN E2112: A Randomized Phase III Trial of Endocrine Therapy plus Entinostat/Placebo in Postmenopausal Patients with Hormone Receptor-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer


The purpose of this study is find out what effects, both good and bad, an
experimental drug called entinostat has on patients with breast cancer that is not able to be removed by surgery or has spread to another part of the body, when given together with the standard hormonal drug treatment, exemestane.

Despite advances in the treatment of patients with endocrine receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer, many patients fail to respond to an aromatase inhibitor (AI) or suffer recurrence of disease notwithstanding optimal adjuvant therapy. Strategies to overcome resistance to hormonal agents are urgently required in
an effort to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients and delay the time to
chemotherapy use. Histone deacetylase inhibitors are one class of compounds that have been shown to inhibit many of the AI resistance pathways pre-clinically.

Learn more about that trial from the National Cancer Institute

Principal Investigator(s)
George Kovach

Clinical Trial Categories

  • Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
Cancer Trials Support Unit
Kim Turner, R.N. at 563-421-1908


  • Genesis Cancer Care Institute
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    Davenport, IA 52804
    Main: 563-421-1900
    Alternate: 800-446-6088
    Fax: 563-421-1938

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