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Clinical recommendations for the use of lapatinib ditosylate plus capecitabine for patients with advanced or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer

Snyder, Raymond; Boyle, Frances; Chan, Arlene; Craft, Paul; De Boer, Richard; Mainwaring, Paul; McCarthy, Nicole; Wilcken, Nick

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Primary and acquired resistance to trastuzumab pose a therapeutic challenge when treating patients with HER2 (erbB-2)-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The recent introduction of lapatinib (Tykerb/Tyverb, GlaxoSmithKline, Brentford, UK) provides a new management option for such patients. A prospective, randomized phase III clinical trial has confirmed that lapatinib in combination with capecitabine extends time to progressive disease in HER2-positive MBC, compared...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39329
Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01194.x

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