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2012-04-18 12:45:43

Adding trastuzumab (trade name Herceptin) to the treatment offered to women who have HER2-positive breast cancer, significantly increases the chance of life being prolonged, and reduces the chance of tumours reappearing once therapy stops. This is important, because about one-fifth of women who develop early breast cancer have HER2-positive tumours that, if untreated, are associated with a worse outlook than HER2-negative tumours. At the same time, however, women given trastuzumab have a...

2012-04-04 21:16:41

An international team of scientists, including four at Simon Fraser University, has made a discovery that will change the way the most deadly form of breast cancer is treated. The journal Nature has just published the team's findings online in the paper The clonal and mutational evolution spectrum of primary triple negative breast cancers. The study is the largest genetic analysis of what were thought to be triple negative breast cancer tumors. The 59 scientists involved in this...

2012-03-29 23:27:19

A new study has identified a key mechanism that causes breast cancer to spread. The research, published by Cell Press on March 30th in the journal Molecular Cell, enhances our knowledge about the signals that drive cancer metastasis and identifies new therapeutic targets for a lethal form of invasive breast cancer that is notoriously resistant to treatment. Amplification of the gene for ErbB2 has been linked with aggressive forms of breast cancer and is associated with a poor outcome....

2012-03-15 23:37:11

Antibodies, once touted as the "magic bullets" of cancer care, are now fulfilling that promise and more advances are on the way, say cancer researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center In a review article posted online March 16 in Cell, the researchers say that refinements and modifications of monoclonal antibody drugs -- several of which have already revolutionized the care of breast and colon cancer --are now being tested in most tumor types. These modifications...

2012-02-28 14:55:54

A study by the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology reveals a potential new strategy that could offer an unprecedented key to multiplying treatment options A study headed up by the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) heralds a new horizon in the fight against cancer, opening up a parallel dimension to existing treatment options. The data, published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, demonstrate that by combining two drugs that had already been used on a patient in the past...


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