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7/30/2017What is current opinion of oncologists re. the prescription of new oral drug neratinib for HERS 2 + invasive bc,, with recent FDA approval? I completed herceptin/perjeta regimen in Feb 2015. Participated in Phase 1 autologous dendritic HERS 2 dendritic vaccine Phase 1 clinical trial completed in October 2016., results indicate functioning immune system. Had double mastectomy (radical on left side) and 10/19 positive lymph nodes, HR -, 3+ HERS 2, greater than 5 cm tumor on right side. Rec radiation as well. DCIS on left breast, slightly HR positive, no HERS 2 testing performed. Discussed with my oncologist, but indicated no experience with it. Can you found out for me, thanks.
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7/30/2017It is not in use yet but likely will become part of standard of care for women with metastatic breast cancer beginning around November 2017. that said, we hope you won't ever need it.

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