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Old 01-15-2014, 11:47 PM   #1
ruuthieann
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Herceptin Only

Why are there no studies on Herceptin only?
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:06 AM   #2
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Re: Herceptin Only

Because it hasn't been tested that way at all - only with chemo. There is a study on metastatic women testing it with Arimidex vs Arimidex alone.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/53474.php
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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Re: Herceptin Only

http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/sh...elderly&rank=3

Trastuzumab in Treating Older Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
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