Test of Herceptin Finds Briefer Treatment Can Work, With Fewer Side Effects

Test of Herceptin Finds Briefer Treatment Can Work, With Fewer Side Effects

Sometimes less may be better when it comes to treatment for breast cancer. A new study finds that women who have been diagnosed with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer did just as well with six months of treatment with the drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) as did women who received a 12-month course of this treatment. And the women with the shorter treatment had fewer side-effects, most notably less damage to their hearts. "The headline result is 'six months is as good as 12 months,' " says oncology researcher Dr. Helena Earlfrom the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. She presented her results...

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