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April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a brand new type of breast cancer medication this week that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy surrounding tissues. In U.S. women, breast cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer and is expected to kill more than 39,000 Americans this year alone, the National Cancer Institute reports. Kadcyla, from Roche, is a combination of a powerful chemotherapy drug, the...
A more-sensitive method to analyze protein interactions has uncovered a new way that cancer cells may use the cell-surface molecule HER3 to drive tumor progression following treatment with HER1 and HER2 inhibitors. The HER family of receptors has been linked to the development of a wide variety of human cancers. HER1 inhibitors such Iressa and HER2 inhibitors such as Herceptin are commonly used in the clinic for treatment of small cell lung carcinoma and breast cancer. A recent study...
A clinical trial of an experimental new breast cancer treatment found that it extended the life expectancy of patients without the symptoms of the disease worsening, various media outlets reported on Sunday. The drug, TDM-1, is manufactured by Roche, and according to Naomi Kresge and Robert Langreth of Bloomberg, it works by carrying chemotherapy directly into cancer cells while successfully avoiding healthy ones, resulting in fewer side effects than conventional treatments. According...
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