Roche obtains EU approval for PERJETA, a new personalised treatment for aggressive type of breast cancer

Roche today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved PERJETA(pertuzumab) for patients with previously untreated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC). PERJETA is approved in combination with Herceptin (trastuzumab) and docetaxel in adult patients with HER2-positive metastatic or locally recurrent unresectable breast cancer, who have not received previous anti-HER2 therapy or chemotherapy for their metastatic disease.
Source: Roche Investor Update - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   HER2-positive Early Breast Cancer Interventions:   Drug: Pertuzumab IV;   Drug: Trastuzumab IV;   Drug: FDC of Pertuzumab and Trastuzumab SC;   Drug: Doxorubicin;   Drug: Cyclophosphamide;   Drug: Docetaxel;   Procedure: Surgery;   Radiation: Post-Operative Radiotherapy;   Drug: Hormone Therapy Sponsor:   Hoffmann-La Roche Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
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Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
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Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
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