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April 2001
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Trastuzumab (Herceptin) Boosts Chemotherapy

A study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that the HER2 monoclonal antibody called trastuzumab-more commonly known as Herceptin-may improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy for certain women with metastatic breast cancer.

Specifically, a team of California researchers found that trastuzumab appeared to make chemotherapy more effective in women whose breast cancer exhibits an overabundance ("overexpression") of a protein called HER2-which occurs in up to a third of all breast cancers.
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Complementary Approaches

Acupuncture to Alleviate Nausea

Vitamin A and Cancer

Vitamin C and Cancer

Other Features

Research Into Pain Management Lacking

Increasing Participation in Research Trials

Making Breast Surgery More Effective

Using MRI and Ultrasound to Detect Breast Cancer

Treating Anemia

FDA Cautious About Digital Mammograms

Developing Cancer Vaccines

Sticking with Mammograms...For Now

Understanding - and Overcoming - Neutropenia

Breast Reduction Surgery and Breast Cancer Risk

Tracking Environmental Chemicals

Relaxing to Reduce Risk?

Chemokines May Hold Key to Breast Cancer Spread

Reducing Weight to Reduce Risk

Coping with Sexual Concerns

 


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