Health resource utilization and costs in BRCA-positive metastatic breast cancer patients treated in the community oncology setting
Research Healthcare Resource Utilization Cancer Breast
This retrospective study of community oncology patients with breast cancer gene (BRCA)-mutated metastatic breast cancer (MBC) examined treatment outcomes and health resource utilization (HRU) and costs for a sample of patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative disease who were either hormone receptor positive (HR+) or triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). The study concluded that there is an unmet need in BRCA-mutated patients with MBC, including those with HR+ and TNBC disease. The unmet need among TNBC patients was most evident in that 12% were not treated and TNBC patients appeared to have poor treatment outcomes.