Combined Herceptin, chemotherapy can eliminate breast tumors

04/21/2008 | Times (London) (subscription required), The

Roche Holding announced Friday that a combination of its breast cancer drug Herceptin and a traditional chemotherapy treatment completely eliminated breast cancer tumors in 45.5% of the 453 women involved in the study. A cancer specialist said the findings underscore how the drug "offers real hope" to early-stage patients with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

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