Winter 2009 | CURE

Herceptin Combinations Improve Survival, Lessen Heart Toxicity

December 23, 2009

Special Report

Two studies presented in December at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium offer hope of enhancing both the effectiveness and safety of Herceptin (trastuzumab), the drug that helped introduce the era of targeted therapy a decade ago.

Imaging Strategies: The Bigger Picture

December 23, 2009


When doctors search for cancer inside the body using images from X-rays, radio waves, or echoes of bouncing sound, they are scanning for tumors they can see. But maybe in the future this same technology might help doctors spot tumors that can’t yet be seen, by looking for their footprints in the surrounding tissue.