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2013-12-12 10:59:30

98.7 percent are cancer free for at least 3 years A remarkable 98.7 percent of certain lower-risk breast cancer patients were cancer free for at least three years after taking a combination of the drugs Herceptin and Taxol, a study has found. The study is the first major trial to examine the Herceptin-Taxol combination in patients who have a type of breast cancer with the biology known as small, node-negative, HER2+. Results were presented during the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer...

2011-10-06 09:54:37

Treating women with early stage breast cancer with a combination of chemotherapy and the molecularly targeted drug Herceptin significantly increases survival in patients with a specific genetic mutation that results in very aggressive disease, a researcher with UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center reported Wednesday. The study also found that a regimen without the drug Adriamycin, an anthracycline commonly used as a mainstay to treat breast cancer but one that, especially when paired...

2006-05-08 14:36:13

LONDON (Reuters) - A 37-year-old man with breast cancer was told on Monday his local NHS trust will fund treatment with the potentially life-saving drug Herceptin, a move that will add to the debate about its use and funding. Maidstone Weald Primary Care Trust said it had agreed to fund the treatment after considering Stuart Weaver's clinical needs and advice from his medical consultants. "We have just spoken with Mr Weaver and he was happy with the news," the trust said in a...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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