HELENA Study: An Observational Study of Perjeta (Pertuzumab) in First-Line Treatment in Patients With Her2-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer After Adjuvant Herceptin Therapy
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This observational study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and patient reported quality of life of palliative first-line Perjeta (pertuzumab) in combination with Herceptin (trastuzumab) in patients with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer (metastatic or locally recurrent, inoperable) who relapsed after completed adjuvant Herceptin therapy. Additionally, information on selection criteria of breast cancer patients treated first-line with Perjeta, Herceptin and chemotherapy and their treatment duration will be collected and analyzed. Data will be collected from eligible patients for up to 20 months of treatment and 24 months of follow-up.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Female patients with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer (metastatic or locally recurrent, inoperable)who relapsed after adjuvant Herceptin therapy, with indication for treatment with Perjeta in combination with Herceptin
Female adult patients, >/= 18 years of age
HER2-positive advanced breast cancer (metastatic or locally recurrent, inoperable) relapsing after completed adjuvant Herceptin therapy
Indication for first-line treatment with Perjeta in combination with Herceptin and chemotherapy according to the Summary of Product Characteristics
Prior Herceptin therapy as systemic adjuvant treatment (postoperative treatment in a potentially curable setting); additional upfront neoadjuvant Herceptin therapy is allowed
No prior chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy for advanced (metastatic or locally recurrent, inoperable) HER2-positive breast cancer
Pregnant or breastfeeding women
Contraindications to Perjeta, Herceptin or concomitant chemotherapy according to the Summary of Product Characteristics
No Herceptin treatment for early breast cancer in the adjuvant setting