New Drug Shows Promise in Treating Breast Cancer

October 1, 2014 12:09 AM

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(ABC 6 News) -- Experts say it’s the longest extension of survival ever seen in recent studies on treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer patients.

It’s a drug called Perjeta. Adding the drug with chemotherapy and another standard medication called Herceptin is showing a significant boost in survival for patients battling the aggressive stage of breast cancer. Both medications fight tumor cells in a variety of ways.

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