- By Dana Sparks
Identifying Genes That Can Predict if Breast Cancer Drug Is Working
Adding the drug trastuzumab to chemotherapy prevents cancer recurrence and improves survival in a majority of women with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer. But trastuzumab does not stop tumors from returning in about 25 percent of patients — and oncologists haven’t been able to identify these women before treatment. This situation may soon change, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented this week at the 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
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