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A combination of 2 antibody drugs shrank tumors in 40% of women with breast cancer whose tumors generate HER2 - Reuters (article link)

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- T-DM1 -- an "armed antibody" that ties Roche Herceptin to a toxic chemotherapy compound from ImmunoGen.
- results shrank tumors in 9 of 23 women whose cancer had worsened after a median of 8 prior treatments.
- Herceptin is designed to block the function of HER2, a protein produced by a specific gene with cancer-causing potential, 25-30% of breast cancers.


Antibody combo shrinks breast cancer tumors-study
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64J74120100520