In a nutshell This paper reviewed various strategies of preventing resistance to endocrine therapy. Some background Receptors are proteins found on cells that when activated can lead to cell growth and division. Estrogen receptors (protein found on cell) are one such example. Endocrine therapy is given to patients who have breast cancer with...Read More
Type(s) of biological therapy-Trastuzumab (Herceptin) Posts on Medivizor
In a nutshell This paper reviews the use of subcutaneous trastuzumab. Some background The human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is a protein involved in tumour cell growth and division. HER2 is associated with more aggressive disease and is a target for therapy. Trastuzumab (Herceptin) targets HER2 and is approved...Read More
Are there any benefits to continuing trastuzumab after disease progression in patients with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer?
In a nutshell This article evaluated the benefits of continuing trastuzumab treatment after disease progression in patients with HER2+ metastatic (spread to distant organs and tissues) breast cancer. Some background Breast cancer cells have on their surface some proteins called receptors. Hormones bind to these receptors causing changes in the...Read More