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Drug combination offers new hope in fighting breast cancer
USA Today

Doctors today will unveil the results of the first large trial of a new kind of “precision medicine” against breast cancer: a drug combination designed to act like a smart bomb, which delivers its payload directly to tumor cells while reducing collateral damage to the rest of the body. The experimental drug, T-DM1, doesn’t cure anyone. But it attacks breast cancer in a whole new way — one that may be useful against a variety of other tumors — and appears significantly better at controlling cancer than the current standard of care, says Kimberly Blackwell, who presents her findings today in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.