Combination therapy shows promise in early breast tumors

January 7, 2015 11:24 PM

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Treatment combining low-dose chemotherapy and the targeted drug trastuzumab showed promise in women with early stage breast cancer of a type called HER2-positive, US researchers said Wednesday.

Women receiving the treatment were highly unlikely to see their cancer return, said the study in the New England Journal of Medicine analyzing a regimen that including the chemotherapy agent paclitaxel and the targeted drug under the brand name Herceptin.

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