The Genetics Of Breast Cancers Following Pregnancy

The Genetics Of Breast Cancers Following Pregnancy The effects that parity (the number of children born) and age at first pregnancy have on the risk of breast cancer have been known for decades. In general, parity causes an increased risk in the first decade after pregnancy and then a marked reduction in risk thereafter. It…

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A Brief History Of Herceptin® and the Her2 Cancer Gene

A Brief History Of Herceptin® and the Her2 Cancer Gene Was Herceptin® the first targeted therapy for breast cancer? Chemotherapy is not considered targeted therapy. Chemotherapy attacks all rapidly dividing cells, which can lead to a number of side effects. Because chemotherapy does not distinguish between dividing cells, it’s not considered targeted therapy. The first…

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