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Breast Cancer Blog: Lapatinib Shows Promise in Breast cancer

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Nov 26, 2005

Lapatinib Shows Promise in Breast cancer

Lapatinib Shows Promise in Breast cancer
An orally administered drug under development by GlaxoSmithKline shows promise as a therapy for breast cancer.

A report in the journal Core Evidence says between 10 percent and 38 percent of women with metastatic breast cancer responded to treatment with lapatinib.

"The best results with lapatinib appear to be in patients overexpressing the markers ErbB2 and/or ErbB1, which means it will be possible to target those patients most likely to benefit from treatment," said Andrew Thomson, the author of the study.

Thomson said that lapatinib is a biologic therapy, which will help women whose cancers are not hormone-receptive. Women given the drug generally tolerated it well, while chemotherapy is often associated with bad side effects.

Janet      Return to Breast Cancer Blog Main


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Breast cancer
Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women.

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