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October 18, 2011 • Volume 8 / Number 20

NEWS

Chemotherapy Less Toxic to the Heart May Be Option for Some Women with HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Healthcare worker listening to patient’s heartA nonanthracycline-containing chemotherapy regimen combined with the targeted therapy trastuzumab (Herceptin) may be an option for some women with HER2-positive breast cancer, according to results from the Breast Cancer International Research Group 006 (BCIRG-006) trial. These results, the first from a large randomized breast cancer trial to test nonanthracycline chemotherapy with trastuzumab, were reported October 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more > >

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IN DEPTH

UPDATES

  • AHRQ Update

    • Public Comment Sought on Draft Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendation
    • Public Comment Sought on Updated Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations
  • Notes

    • NCI Recognizes Community Physician J. Philip Kuebler
    • Meet NCI Experts at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
    • Summit on Cell Therapy for Cancer Slated for November


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