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In this section, access cutting-edge metastatic breast cancer news on treatment updates, emerging therapies, study results and other medical and quality-of-life issues important to you.

Drug delays spread of certain breast cancers

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A study of Roche's experimental "armed antibody" found it extended the length of time breast cancer patients lived without their disease getting worse, marking the second successful pivotal trial in this new class of cancer drugs.

Costly newer drugs no better in breast cancer study

(Reuters) - A pair of newer drugs proved no better, and by some measures inferior, to the older and cheaper chemotherapy agent paclitaxel in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, according to results of a late stage study.

Celldex breast cancer drug shrinks some tumors-study

(Reuters) - Interim results from a mid-stage trial of Celldex Therapeutics Inc's experimental drug showed trends toward reducing tumors in patients with advanced breast cancer, with rates improving for those patients with high levels of a key protein.

ASCO Recommends Palliative Care with Standard Cancer Treatment

Learn how new research has prompted the American Society of Clinical Onclolgy (ASCO) to recommend that doctors offer palliative care alongside standard medical treatment for people diagnosed with metastatic cancers.

Astra takes brand cancer drug straight to patients

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc is selling breast cancer drug Arimidex directly to U.S. patients, offering an option for people who want to pay for the brand instead of generic versions.

FDA staff unsure about new use for Amgen's Xgeva

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reviewers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that they were not sure whether Amgen Inc's Xgeva bone drug should be approved for a wider use of delaying the spread of cancer to the bone.

Medicine Combination Slows Metastatic Hormone Positive Breast Cancer

Learn how the combination of everolimus and the hormonal therapy exemestane may offer a new treatment option for postmenopausal women with locally advanced or metastatic estrogen-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.

Medicine Combination Slows Metastatic HER2 Positive Breast Cancer

Learn how the experiemental medicine pertuzumab improves progression-free survival and may offer a new treatment option for women with metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer.

U.S. revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. drug regulators on Friday withdrew approval of Roche's Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer, capping a protracted and emotional battle over a drug backed by many survivors of the disease.

Doctors split on Avastin for breast cancer: survey

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An international survey of cancer doctors shows many question U.S. health advisers' 2010 rejection of Roche's drug Avastin to treat advanced breast cancer.

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