What Is Ibrance? New Breast Cancer Drug Approved To Treat Older Women Has 'Blockbuster' Potential

April 16, 2015 2:26 PM

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What Is Ibrance? New Breast Cancer Drug Approved To Treat Older Women Has 'Blockbuster' Potential

Ibrance, a promising new drug to treat advanced breast cancer in older women, is being hailed as impressive and having "blockbuster sales potential" by financial analysts. The drug is a pioneering hormone-based therapy for such cancers, but it's only for women who fit a specific health profile.

The medication is for postmenopausal women whose metastatic cancer tests negative for a specific protein, HER2, but tests positive for an estrogen receptor, according to Ibrance's website. Patients also cannot have received previous hormonal treatment for cancer. Ibrance works by inhibiting specific...

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