Published in Cancer Weekly, September 10th, 2002
One key weapon in this arsenal of new therapies is called Herceptin, a drug that is currently used to treat breast cancer and works by targeting a specific protein that controls cell growth called HER-2/neu. But despite the drug's effectiveness, tumors shrink in only the small percentage of breast cancer patients whose cancer cells express an overabundance of HER-2/neu.
Now, laboratory studies conducted by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Genentech have found that a potent...
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