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Targeted Therapy in her2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Review of the Literature

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Department of Medical Oncology, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
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Curr. Oncol. 2015, 22(s1), 19-28; https://doi.org/10.3747/co.22.2363
Received: 12 December 2014 / Revised: 13 January 2015 / Accepted: 13 February 2015 / Published: 1 March 2015
Breast tumours positive for HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) represent approximately 20% of all breast cancer cases and are associated with an aggressive natural history. The advent of targeted anti-HER2 therapies has dramatically improved disease control and survival in patients with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. Targeted agents are now considered the standard of care in the first-line setting and beyond. The present review summarizes the currently available data on targeted anti-HER2 therapies from completed randomized phase III clinical trials and briefly discusses emerging advances that will address unmet needs in metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer.
Keywords: her2; metastatic breast cancer; targeted therapy; phase iii trials her2; metastatic breast cancer; targeted therapy; phase iii trials
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Zhu, X.; Verma, S. Targeted Therapy in her2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Review of the Literature. Curr. Oncol. 2015, 22, 19-28. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.22.2363

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Zhu X, Verma S. Targeted Therapy in her2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Review of the Literature. Current Oncology. 2015; 22(s1):19-28. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.22.2363

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Zhu, X.; Verma, S. 2015. "Targeted Therapy in her2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Review of the Literature" Curr. Oncol. 22, no. s1: 19-28. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.22.2363

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