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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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Passion and the color pink could be seen all around the UHS Building in Vestal Saturday. Encore Plus and the UHS Breast Center teamed up for the fourth annual Bras for a Cause event. As Emily Lorsch shares, ...
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4th Annual Bras for a Cause Event in Vestal Encourages Women to Get Screened

Oct 11 2014 5:22pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Ithaca / Cortland

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'The tears started to roll' Michaela Strachan describes battle with breast cancer

Oct 5 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Daily Express

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One Woman's Hope Grants Many Wishes in Vestal

Oct 3 2014 7:57pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Ithaca / Cortland

For more than a decade Traci's Hope, a non-profit organization, has been providing support to people in the community fighting breast c ...
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One Woman's Hope Grants Many Wishes in Vestal

Oct 3 2014 7:57pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Binghampton / Oneonta

For more than a decade Traci's Hope, a non-profit organization, has been providing support to people in the community fighting breast cancer. Emily Lorsch r ...
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BreastScreen participation rates flat

Sep 30 2014 10:12pm CDT | Source: NEWS.com.au

ONLY half of women in the target age group for the free breast screening program are having a two ...
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Family carries heavy breast cancer burden

Sep 30 2014 9:31pm CDT | Source: Augusta Chronicle

The three sisters settle into recliners in the infusion room at Augusta Oncology Associates and look remarkably comfortable. That comfort has come at a heavy price, however: of the 10 girls born into the Ficklin family of Warrenton, Ga., five have been diagnosed with breast cancer and one has already died. Despite this grim history, the room is soon full of laughter as they begin teasing each other and ...
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Roche breast cancer drug results 'unprecedented'

Sep 29 2014 5:46am CDT | Source: CNBC

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