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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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HER-2/NEU Protein as Target

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Herceptin is a good example of a pharmacogenomics success story. In the 1980s, researchers discovered that some women who had particularly fast-growing breast cancers expressed extra copies of a gene called Her-2/neu. The genes were producing many copies of a protein that appeared to be driving the growth of the cancer cells.

HER-2/NEU Protein as Target