News tagged with trastuzumab

More heart problems with two chemo drugs for breast cancer

Women who have breast cancer and are treated with two chemotherapy drugs may experience more cardiac problems like heart failure than shown in previous studies, according to a new Cancer Research Network study by Group Health ...

Aug 30, 2012
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Enhancing the effectiveness of a breast cancer treatment

Breast cancers expressing the protein HER2 have a particularly poor prognosis. Treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin) benefits some patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, but it is not as effective as had been hoped. ...

Feb 13, 2012
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Adverse prognostic factor ID'd in operable breast cancer

(HealthDay)—For women with operable breast cancer, moderate immunohistochemical expression of human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)-2 (2+) without amplification of HER-2 (HER-2 2+/HER-2−) is an adverse prognostic ...

Oct 30, 2012
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