Breast cancer research boost

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PIONEERING research in Sheffield is helping to build on breakthrough treatment, announced today (Thursday), which is extending the lives of advanced breast cancer patients.

As news of the drug Perjeta was released to the international media, Sheffield-based Prof Robert Coleman said he hoped a sister trial at the city’s Cancer Research Centre would push the boundaries even further.

Perjeta is the first in a new kind of treatment, used to tackle a previously untreated form of the disease which accounts for up to 25% of all breast cancers.

 

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