Study: Significantly Shorter Drug Therapy Is Just as Effective for Some Breast Cancer Patients as Long-Term Options

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Scientists in India have found that women identified in the early stages of breast cancer can be treated with a short-term therapy that’s as effective as its longer-term alternative. The study’s clinical trials also show lower rates of cardiac toxic effects.

One in five women suffering from breast cancer has a particularly aggressive, rapidly growing HER2-positive type of tumor. And usually, surgery, chemotherapy and/or targeted year-long therapy are the available treatments.  [Read more…]