Latest central nervous system metastases Stories

2011-07-18 14:12:45

The use of trastuzumab, chemotherapy and surgery among women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer significantly improved survival from the time central nervous system metastases were diagnosed. Based on these study results, lead researcher Adam Brufsky, M.D., Ph.D., said, "We clearly now know that these women should get trastuzumab and potentially chemotherapy, even if cancer spreads to the brain." "Women with HER2-positive breast cancer have a reasonable chance of living a long time...

2011-07-18 07:05:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There may be new hope for patients with advanced breast cancer. Researchers have found the use of trastuzumab, chemotherapy and surgery significantly improves survival and the time central nervous system metastases is diagnosed among patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. About 10 to 16 percent of women with advanced breast cancer develop central nervous system metastases, which means the cancer spreads to the brain. In this study, 377 of the 1,023 women...

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