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Old 04-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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Video helps woman with aggressive breast cancer get experimental drug (pertuzumab)


The company told her the drug wouldn't be available until June. Gant didn't expect to live that long. So her husband recorded an online plea.

Three weeks after Gant's emotional video hit YouTube, the 20 minute clip went viral. And Gant got her wish.

In an unusual move, the pharmaceutical company agreed to give her the medication.

"It's generally not done with a patient initiative, it's generally through a physician," said Dr. Michael Hayes, PharmD at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. "This is pretty unusual in this fact that it's gone pretty much national in this regard."
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