Ibrance is a cancer medicine used to treat breast cancer when the cancer is locally advanced (has spread nearby) or metastatic (has spread to other parts of the body). Ibrance can only be used when the cancer cells have receptors (targets) for certain hormones on their surface (HR-positive) and do not produce abnormally large quantities of a receptor called HER2 (HER [human epidermal growth factor] negative). Ibrance is used in the following ways:
- together with an aromatase inhibitor (a hormonal medicine for cancer);
- together with fulvestrant (another hormonal medicine for cancer) in patients who have previously been treated with a hormonal medicine.
In women who have not yet reached menopause, a medicine called a luteinising hormone-releasing hormone agonist should also be given.
Ibrance contains the active substance palbociclib.
Ibrance : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/146.66 KB)
First published: 25/11/2016
Last updated: 06/03/2020
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Pfizer Europe MA EEIG
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13/02/2020 Ibrance - EMEA/H/C/003853 - X/0018
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Ibrance is indicated for the treatment of hormone receptor (HR) positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer:
- in combination with an aromatase inhibitor;
- in combination with fulvestrant in women who have received prior endocrine therapy.
In pre- or perimenopausal women, the endocrine therapy should be combined with a luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist.