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2005-11-17 09:35:24

By Ben Hirschler, European Pharmaceuticals Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc plans to make India a major center for testing experimental cancer drugs, in a move highlighting the appeal of the country as a low-cost base for research. Europe's biggest drug maker said on Thursday it had signed a collaboration with the University of Oxford's clinical pharmacology department to establish the first Indian cancer-trials network. Glaxo, which has big ambitions in cancer,...

2005-10-20 01:29:41

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - In studies described as "stunning," researchers on Thursday reported that a drug already used to treat advanced cancer can prevent half of all breast tumors from reappearing after standard therapy. But the treatment only works in women whose breast tumors carry excessive amounts of a protein known as HER2 that makes the cancer particularly aggressive, and on occasion may cause serious side effects. About one in five women with breast cancer have such...

2005-10-19 16:09:21

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - In studies described as "stunning," researchers reported on Wednesday that a drug already used to treat advanced cancer can prevent half of all breast tumors from reappearing after standard therapy. But the treatment only works in women whose breast tumors carry excessive amounts of a protein known as HER2 that makes the cancer particularly aggressive, and on occasion may cause serious side effects. About one in five women with breast cancer have...

2005-07-15 12:21:01

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The combination of the anti-cancer drugs Herceptin and Taxotere appears to work better than Taxotere alone in women with advanced breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast, research shows. Moreover, there is little added toxicity when Herceptin is given. Herceptin (trastuzumab) is a monoclonal antibody, meaning that it binds to one specific protein, HER2, which helps regulate cell growth. Overexpression of HER2, a sign of more aggressive cancer, occurs in...


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