T-Dm1 Drug is a Smart Bomb for Treating Breast Cancer

T-Dm1 Drug is a Smart Bomb for Treating Breast Cancer

Mumbai : India | Jun 06, 2012 at 2:30 AM PDT
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June 5, 2012: Doctors have successfully countered breast cancer using a drug named T-DM1, which delivers a toxic load on tumour cells without affecting the healthy cells. This drug is considered as the first ‘smart bomb’ on breast cancer.

Tested on nearly 1,000 women with advanced disease, the drug could manage to control the disease from getting worse during the experimental treatment that was conducted for several months.


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The treatment develops Herceptin, which is the first gene-targeted therapy for breast cancer.
99healthplus is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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