December 15th, 2009

Tweaks to Breast Cancer Treatments Boost Outcomes

By Kelley Luckstein

With a growing array of choices for breast cancer treatment, researchers are now trying to pinpoint the best combination of therapies or the best order in which to give cancer drugs to patients.

 

In some cases, combination therapies will improve survival and sometimes the order in which therapies are given does not matter, said experts presenting new data at a Friday press briefing at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium…

 

"The most dramatic finding [presented at the briefing] is that continuing Herceptin therapy after tumor progression improves survival," said moderator Dr. Edith Perez, director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. "It is the first time this has been shown."

 

HealthDay  by Kathleen Doheny, 12/14/09

Tags: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, combination therapies

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