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Study finds Herceptin use can be halved

09:40 EDT 17 May 2018 | Pharmafile

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and Warwick Clinical Trials have revealed that Roche’s Herceptin is just as effective after a reduced treatment period of six months compared with the standard 12 months, in women with HER2 positive early-stage breast cancer.

This is a significant finding for a few reasons: the main one being that patients could receive less courses of treatment, which was found to be associated with reduced levels of side-effects.

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