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New presurgery drug approved for early HER-2 breast cancer

Posted October 01, 2013, 3:30 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Women with early-stage HER-2 positive breast cancer may benefit by taking a drug called pertuzumab (Perjeta) before undergoing breast surgery. By shrinking breast tumors before surgery, the drug is expected to lead to less invasive operations and a greater chance of a cure. …

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