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Medicines Found to Protect Heart Health of People Taking HER2-Targeting Therapies

  • 12/08/18
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Medicines approved for other uses were shown to protect the heart from side effects of trastuzumab, or Herceptin, a widely used medicine in HER2-positive breast cancer

The final day of presentations at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium included studies about quality of life, the effect of exercise programs, and easing hot flashes for women on hormonal therapy. One notable study found two medicines used to treat congenital heart failure and other heart problems could be used to prevent heart effects in people taking trastuzumab (Herceptin) and certain chemotherapy medicines.

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