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2011-10-07 05:48:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The future looks bright for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. A paper published in the October 6, 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), shows that new treatment regimens, providing a lower risk of cardio toxicity, are an acceptable and effective option for patients. The new study, by the Breast Cancer International Research Group, answers a critical question raised by four previously published trials; are adjuvant anthracyclines necessary...

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...

2011-09-26 12:21:41

Regular biopsies needed to ensure correct treatment in patients who relapse New research has found that breast cancer tumors change their hormonal status throughout the course of disease, whereas the decision about the most effective treatment for the patient is usually only based on one biopsy of the primary tumor. For some patients, biopsy verifications of any relapse will be very important because it may completely change their clinical management, a Swedish researcher will tell the...

2011-09-26 11:11:04

The first randomized trial to investigate the use of trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) — an antibody-guided drug — for the initial treatment of HER2- (human epidermal growth factor receptor-2) positive metastatic breast cancer has shown that it makes a significant difference to the time women live without their disease worsening. Dr Sara Hurvitz, one of the trial investigators, will tell the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress in Stockholm today (Sunday 25 September):...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.