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Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise

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Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise

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Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise

Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise

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A new treatment called Herceptin has stopped tumors from coming back in a significant number of breast-cancer patients. Two studies of the drug have proved successful enough that the National Cancer Institute has stopped them. The women affected have too much of a protein called HER-2 in their cancer cells.