This episode features an interview with Carlos Doti, MD, Vice President, US Medical Affairs Oncology, AstraZeneca, about new breast cancer treatments.
Dr. Doti is a hematologist by training and is passionate about developing treatments that have a real impact for people living with cancer across every aspect of their disease. Dr. Doti has worked in industry for the last 14 years, including seven years at AstraZeneca in various roles, and in small markets like Argentina as well as larger global markets. Since 2022, Dr. Doti has been focusing on the US market in hematology and oncology, working in breast, lung, GI and gynecological cancers among others.
Dr. Doti has previously served in medical affairs roles at Novo Nordisk A/S and Pfizer. His work is supported by more than 70 congress presentations and several peer-reviewed publications. He has also served as an investigator in more than 25 clinical trials in hemostasis, onco-hematology and infectious disease.
Recently, AstraZeneca won approval for the company’s AKT inhibitor Truqap (capivasertib) in combination with Faslodex (fulvestrant) for the treatment of hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer with one or more biomarker alterations (PIK3CA, AKT1, or PTEN). The approval of Truqap was the first-in-class approval for AstraZeneca.
Tune into the episode to hear more about the milestone approval of the new combination breast cancer treatment, which has been a much-needed treatment option for the nearly 50 percent of patients with advanced HR-positive breast cancer who have PIK3CA and AKT1 mutations or PTEN alterations, and experience resistance to first-line treatments such as endocrine therapies and CDK 4/6 inhibitors.
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