A new cancer treatment that links chemotherapy with an agent that homes in on specific breast cancer cells was significantly better than the current drug regimen at keeping patients' advanced tumors from progressing, according to results from a phase III clinical trial. read more..
Chest Radiation for Girls Is Linked to Breast Cancer Later
Women who were exposed to chest radiation to treat cancer during childhood have a risk of developing breast cancer as adults that is comparable to that of women with a high genetic risk of the disease, according to a study being presented Monday. (Source: WSJ.com: Health) read more..
Genentech's Trastuzumab Emtansine (T-DM1) Reduces The Risk Of Cancer Worsening
Roche announced today that it's division, known as Genentech, has produced positive results in a phase three EMILIA study of a drug called trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1). Genentech says that the drug met the endpoint target for the trial, showing marked improvement for women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer... read more..