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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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