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Extended use for breast cancer drug

An already establish drug used to treat breast cancer has been found to be highly effective against a particularly early aggressive form of breast cancer, providing a possible cure for a small subset of women. Herceptin is a chemotherapeutic agent that targets an abnormal gene, called HER2, that can be found in a small number of breast cancer sufferers. While the drug provides positive results against a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis, it also has serious side effects that necessitate its stringent use, such as causing heart failure.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by USA

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About: Extended use for breast cancer drug

Date: 19 October 2005

Source: USA

Author: Rita Rubin


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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medication
  • Medication and herceptin
  • Medication and breast cancer
  • Medication and chemotherapy
  • Medication and chemotherapeutic drug
  • Medication and gene therapy
  • Medication and cancer of the breast
  • Research
  • Research and herceptin
  • Research and breast cancer
  • Research and chemotherapy
  • Research and chemotherapeutic drug
  • Research and gene therapy
  • Research and cancer of the breast

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