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New Chemo Drug May Benefit Some Breast Cancer Patients
Date:3/2/2011

t results are a little bit better than they were before."

Commenting on the study, Dr. Stephanie Bernik, chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said, "The findings of this trial are exciting because they will propel eribulin into wider use. This drug shows much promise, and it should certainly be included in additional trials to fully establish its benefit."

"It would be interesting to see if the drug offers the same benefit in women that have not been treated with multiple drugs before exposure to eribulin," she added.

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SOURCE: Stephanie Bernik, M.D., F.A.C.S., chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, N.Y.; The Lancet, news release, March 2, 2011


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