Monday, June 04, 2007

Drug offers promise in treating advanced breast cancer: Cdn. drugmaker

From the Canadian Press:
A Canadian pharmaceutical company is touting the benefits of a drug to treat advanced breast cancer.

Results of two studies have been released at a cancer conference in Chicago on the effectiveness of Tykerb, made by Mississauga, Ont.-based GlaxoSmithKline.

Tykerb tablets are meant to be a once-daily oral treatment for women with HER-2 positive breast cancer.

They claim Tykerb reduced brain tumour volume in some women whose breast cancer had spread, and, when used in combination with another drug, paclitaxel, can improve progression-free survival times for women with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer. ...more

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