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Breast cancer drug launched

13th June 2008

Lapatinib, a drug used to extend the lives of women with HER2 positive breast cancer, has been made available by private prescription in the UK.

The drug is used to treat women in the advanced stages of the disease when Herceptin stops being able to treat the cancer. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has said it will review the drug before it decides if it will be made available on the health service.

 

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Article Information

Title: Breast cancer drug launched
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 7121
Date Added: 13th Jun 2008

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The Independent

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