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Anne Favret, MD
Caring for women with breast cancer is a privilege. I am tasked with determining the very best treatment for each individual patient and working collaboratively with them on their journey.
Anne Favret, M.D. received her medical degree from Temple University and completed her internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. During her fellowship at Stanford University, she developed an interest in clinical research for breast cancer and has published several review articles, original research papers and a book chapter in the area of breast cancer management. Dr. Favret has also regularly spoken within the community and to news sources on the subject of breast cancer. In 2014, she was featured in Forbesmagazine for her expertise in breast cancer detection methods.
Dr. Favret is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and stays active with tumor boards and local support groups. Having made patient care a top priority, she has received several awards throughout her career, including Top Doctor and Best Doctor honors in Washingtonian magazine, Virginia Living Magazine, and the Washington Post. Dr. Favret serves on the Executive Committee and is the Co-director of Breast Research for Virginia Cancer Specialists. She also serves on the Breast Committee for US Oncology.
Dr. Favret enjoys spending time with her family, including her three children. Her leisure time is spent cooking, running, entertaining, and going to the beach.
January 24, 2019
Northern Virginia Magazine interviews Dr. Anne Favret in their "Spotlight on Top Oncologists" February 2019
A Single Arm, Open Label Phase 2 Study of Tucatinib in Combination with Trastuzumab Deruxtecan in Subjects with Previously Treated Unresectable Locally-Advanced or Metastatic HER2+ Breast Cancer (SGNTUC-025)
The main purpose of this study is to learn if the usual chemotherapy given before surgery (neoadjuvant therapy) for breast cancer plus the experimental drug, atezolizumab, is better than the usual chemotherapy plus a placebo. (A placebo is a drug that looks like the study drug but contains no medication.) The usual chemotherapy in this study is paclitaxel (WP) and carboplatin followed by doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (AC) or epirubicin and cyclophosphamide (EC). Usually, after neoadjuvant therapy and surgery for triple negative breast cancer, no additional treatment is given unless the cancer returns. This study will also look at continuing treatment after surgery with atezolizumab or the placebo. To be better, atezolizumab given with the neoadjuvant therapy should be better at: 1) decreasing the amount of tumor in the breast than the placebo given with the usual chemotherapy and 2) decreasing the chance of the cancer from returning after surgery.
Another purpose of this study is to test the good and bad effects of atezolizumab when added to the usual chemotherapy. Atezolizumab may keep your cancer from growing but it can also cause side effects.