News of a new breast cancer drug

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   Posted 6/27/2006 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think anyone has posted information on Tykerb, a new drug in the fight against breast cancer. The news I have seen is very optimistic. Good to know there are new treatment options in the pipeline. Here's a link to just one article on Tykerb. Lauri
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   Posted 6/28/2006 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, thanks for posting this link. I have also read recently that those of us who test positive for HER2, but fail to show gene replication on the FISH test (about 10% of those who take the FISH test) might develop the full HER2 gene replication later. I am hoping to see more on this drug and a new test under development for HER2 so that I can rest more easy about my HER2 status. I believe I am going to talk to my new onc about starting on this drug. His view is HER2 +++ is HER2 positive.

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   Posted 6/28/2006 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   

lauri- thank you soooo much for posting this link; this is a new i had not heard about yet!! and with my her2 status of 3+++ i am definitely interested in it.  will keep it for future reference (knock on wood).

thanks - hugs - stefanie

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