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Novel drug combo improves breast cancer survival
By gdpawel at 2009-12-13 21:56

SAN ANTONIO -- Some women with very advanced breast cancer may have a new treatment option. A combination of two drugs that more precisely target tumors significantly extended the lives of women who had stopped responding to other medicines, doctors reported Friday.

It was the first big test of combining Herceptin and Tykerbterm. In a study of 300 patients, women receiving both drugs lived nearly five months longer than those given Tykerb alone.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/11/AR2009121102496_pf.html

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