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$5 million supports innovative breast cancer trial

A $5 million grant from the Department of Defense will support research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aimed at improving breast cancer therapies. The research focuses on HER2-positive breast cancer. Such tumors are dotted with an overabundance of so-called HER2 receptors. About 20 percent of women with breast cancer have HER2-positive

UPDATE 1-Roche breast cancer drug “unprecedented” in extending lives

Reuters, By Ben Hirschler ~ September 28, 2014 15.7 months benefit compared with Herceptin and chemotherapy * Strong results add to case for widespread use of new drug * Perjeta builds on Roche's strong position in breast cancer (Adds further reaction, details) MADRID, Sept 28 (Reuters) - A new breast cancer drug from Roche has