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  • Posted: 12/10/2012
NCI Cancer Center News

Dartmouth-Hitchcock study compares standard against newer treatment in women whose breast cancer has spread

Results from a phase III clinical trial comparing a newer chemotherapy agent called eribulin mesylate with capecitabine, a standard drug used for chemotherapy today in women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer, showed that eribulin demonstrated a trend toward improved overall survival. This study was presented today by scientists from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon, N.H., during the 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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