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Smart Drug
kiwiallright posted:
HI. the other day my daily paper had an article about the new "Smart Drug", for Breast Cancer it said it can extend your life longer etc. It did not say which BC, it did mention Herceptin, did not mention anything about ER, PR Her2 + or Her2- so just wondering if any of you had read or heard anymore about it.

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rachael67 responded:
Mary, within two days there were news reports of significant advances in treatment for breast cancer. (I think this came about from a large meeting of oncologists/bc specialists in Chicago?)

Anyway, the first one I heard about was the "smart drug" which goes directly to the cancer and apparently does not screw up all the other cells as well.

The next I heard about was a "wonder drug." In this test they targeted the most aggressive form of bc. It not only extended life by months, it also prevents the spread of cancer and has much less severe side effects including loss of hair and nails.

This second one I heard will soon be tested on less advanced cancers to see if it works as well on them.

To get more information google new "smart drug" for breast cancer. There are several articles about this.

All in all, the news from that conference seemed very encouraging!

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mhall6252 responded:
The one I heard about was for treating Her2 cancer. I got a few emails from well-meaning friends with a link to the article. All advancements are good!
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