"Powerwashing HER2+ Breast Cancer"

HER2 positive breast cancer responded to combination therapy

(dailyRx News) HER2-positive breast cancer is an aggressive disease that thankfully can be treated with targeted therapies. A new combination regimen was successful in keeping patients in a recent trial disease free.

A phase lll trial found that a combination of medications given after surgery was extremely effective in treating patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, which was likely to spread or return (recur).

Three years after receiving a combination of Taxotere (docetaxel), Paraplatin (carboplatin) and Herceptin (trastuzumab), 92 percent of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer were still alive with no evidence of the disease.

The researchers discovered that highly toxic chemotherapies, which have traditionally been used to treat this form of breast cancer, were unnecessary to achieve this success.

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