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The State of HER2+ Breast Cancer in the Curative Setting

Angelica Welch
Published: Friday, Aug 10, 2018

Rashmi K. Murthy, MD

Rashmi K. Murthy, MD
HER2-positive breast cancer accounts for 20% of all invasive breast cancers, and was, for several decades, the subtype of breast cancer with the poorest prognosis. With the options available today, a HER2-positive diagnosis can still mean a long and healthy future for a patient, according to Rashmi K. Murthy, MD.

It has been discovered that patients who have residual disease following neoadjuvant trastuzumab plus chemotherapy are at a much higher risk of recurrence, added Murthy. This has caused investigators to develop strategies to escalate therapy and to develop additional drugs. 

Escalating Therapy

Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Dual HER2-Targeting
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