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Targeted cancer treatments far outperform traditional methods

Jun 02, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Targeted therapy involves testing tumors for clues about their genetic mutations, and matching patients with new drugs designed to block cancer's growth on a molecular level

Drug boosts long-term survival after breast cancer

May 30, 2015 - 11:58 PM

A study shows that anastrazole was effective in treating women with a kind of breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ DCIS

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New targeted therapy shows promise vs breast cancer

May 30, 2015 - 10:46 PM

Pfizer s new targeted drug palbociclib works by blocking a key protein that fuels the growth of hormone receptor positive breast tumors

CANCER UP CLOSE. A scanned image of a breast carcinoma tissue stained to test for the presence of abnormal copies of the HER2 gene, viewed at 40x magnification. Quintiles Transnational handout/EPA/14 Sept 2009

Sex with spouse with HPV-caused cancer safe: study

Jun 01, 2013 - 7:45 PM

A study shows spouses of patients with oral cancer caused by HPV did not have a higher risk of developing the disease

HPV VACCINATION. University of Miami pediatrician Judith L. Schaechter, M.D. (L) gives an HPV vaccination to a 13-year-old girl in her office at the Miller School of Medicine on September 21, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, is given to prevent a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer. File photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP