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New therapy for breast cancer

Feb 23 2013, 4:08am CST | by

Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Breast cancer patients will now have an effective and less toxic therapeutic option.

Washington, Feb 23 — Breast cancer patients will now have an effective and less toxic therapeutic option. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the go-ahead to a new drug therapy for...

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New therapy for breast cancer

Feb 23 2013, 4:08am CST | by

Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Breast cancer patients will now have an effective and less toxic therapeutic option.

Washington, Feb 23 — Breast cancer patients will now have an effective and less toxic therapeutic option.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the go-ahead to a new drug therapy for patients with HER2-positive - particularly aggressive form of breast cancer.

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new treatment drug, Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine), also known as TDM-1, which combines Traztuzumab, also called Herceptin, with the powerful chemotherapy drug emtansine.

The drug therapy is developed by Roche-owned Genentech, which funded the study.

Results from clinical trials of the drug TDM-1, known as "Super Herceptin," showed that it was more effective and less toxic than the standard regimen for this type of tumour.

The medication kept patients free of disease for longer than the standard chemotherapy regimen.

HER-2 positive breast cancer patients have been found to be positive for carrying a protein that promotes the growth of cancer cells.

TDM-1 is taken directly to cells that have the HER2 protein on the membrane, such as the cancer cells, while sparing normal cells. This results in less toxicity from the chemotherapy drug, reports Science Daily.

"TDM-1 works like the original drug Herceptin by hunting down and interfering with the cancer cells," said Melody Cobleigh, director of the Comprehensive Breast Centre at Rush centre, Illinois and lead investigator of the TDM-1 clinical trials at Rush.

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Breast Cancer Patients Benefit from Yoga and Meditation, Confirm Two Studies

Nov 5 2014 4:38am CST | Source: IBTimes UK

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7 weeks ago

'GMA' anchor speaks about breast cancer

Oct 29 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Altoona Mirror

Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach is used to being in front of a camera, but she's usually the one holding the microphone and asking questions. As a breast cancer survivor and speaker, now she's the interviewee instead of the inter ...
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8 weeks ago

North Country Students Help Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct 25 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: YNN Syracuse, Oswego, Auburn

Students, teachers and parents from two North Country school districts helped raise breast cancer awarene ...
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8 weeks ago

North Country Students Help Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct 25 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: YNN Syracuse, Oswego, Auburn

Students, teachers and parents from two North Country school districts helped raise breast cancer awareness in Adams Saturda ...
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8 weeks ago

North Country Students Help Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct 25 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: Your News Now - Binghampton / Oneonta

Students, teachers and parents from two North Country school districts helped raise breast cancer awareness i ...
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North Country Students Help Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct 25 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: Your News Now - Ithaca / Cortland

Students, teachers and parents from two North Country school districts helped raise breast cancer awarenes ...
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