Navigation Links
Arimidex-Herceptin Combo Therapy For Breast Cancer-Clinical Trial Findings

News of interest for post menopausal women with breast cancer positive to hormone receptors and HER2 -addition of both Herceptin (trastuzumab) from Roche// and Arimidex (anastrozole) from AstraZeneca to their treatment improves the length of progression free time by 4.8 months.

A Phase III clinical trial sponsored by Roche showed that Arimidex alone inhibited the progression by just 2.4 months after which the cancer continued to progress.

Hormone sensitive breast cancer is seen in 66% of postmenopausal breast cancer and 25% are HER2 positive. The cancer is therefore a very aggressive form and the chances of relapse are higher.

Roche had already announced in May that the Herceptin-Arimidex combination was proving to be particularly effective. It announced the full findings on Monday in Istanbul at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress.

Dr. Bella Kaufman, from Israel's Chaim Sheba Medical Centre, who had led the trial, said the findings were extremely positive, as double progression free survival is rare in breast cancer trials.

The trial also showed that overall survival was also prolonged to an average of 28.5 months. However this is not considered statistically significant since patients on Arimidex alone have their survival prolonged to 23.9 months.

Additional data showed that introducing anastrozole instead of Tamoxifen in early hormone sensitive breast cancer among postmenopausal women increased their chances of avoiding disease recurrence.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Drug Combo Works Better for children with ADHD, Tics
2. Scanning Combo Helps Detect Lung Cancer
3. Relief From Asthma With New Combo Therapy
4. Calcium-Vitamin D Combo For Reduced Fracture Risk
5. Drug Combo Improves Performance Of Multiple Sclerosis Drug
6. Alcohol-illusion: Alcohol and Energy Drinks Combo, Maintains Sobriety?
7. HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer Patients May Benefit With a Combo Drug Strategy
8. The Combo Treatment Is Effective to Treat Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
9. Doomed Duo: Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Combo, Can Nip Life in the Bud
10. Fuzeon and MK-0518 Combo Holds Promise For HIV
11. Germ - Chemo Combo Fights Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest ... its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. ... Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... MD (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The ... of Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual ... – 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town ... article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the ... – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. ... , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In the ... a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, ... retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion ... notable awards. Ranked as number one in the South Florida ... time in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy ... Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by SFBJ ... Set to receive his award in ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium ... Master File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has ... clinical programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading ... eTMF platform to increase transparency to enable greater ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Biologics License ... of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The ... to further evaluate the safety of sirukumab in the ... "We are disappointed by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: