euronews science – Missile-like breast cancer treatment is on target

www.euronews.com A new therapy for treating breast cancer could increase life expectancy by 50 percent for sufferers. T-DM1 has been praised by cancerologists for its effectiveness at fighting cancer with minimal side-effects. T-DM1 was developed by an American firm with the Roche group and gives a survival advantage of 65 percent after two years of therapy. The treatment avoids noxious side effects by giving chemotherapy direct to the tumour cell. When the substances come together, trastuzumab recognises the cancer cell and clings to it. Then DM1, an extremely toxic substance, pours poison onto the tumour, killing the diseased cells. Professor Xavier Pivot, cancerology unit at the Jean Minjoz University hospital explains: “The spread of the disease outside the breast is minimal and afterwards, we talk about giving additional treatment – when we do this, it’s only for a very limited time. We cure 8 or 9 out of 10 women with this therapy." Anne-Christine Julia is a social worker who’s been taking part in the experimental therapy following a relapse, five years after she first beat breast cancer. “I use the word remission, I’ve already been through one cancer this is my second so I think I’m in remission, my oncologist says I’m cured." She said. According to oncologists, this treatment could pave the way for an arsenal of more effective, less toxic anti-cancer weapons. Launching missile-like cancer fighting agents on target, to beat breast cancer. Find us on: Youtube bit.ly
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7 Responses to “euronews science – Missile-like breast cancer treatment is on target"

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  2. What a pathetic troll you are, I present you with facts and destroy your comment and all you can do is call me names.

  3. suck on this—–> 8=====D you racist sexist pile of DOG SHIT.

  4. Worldwide, percentagewise about 20% of men die of testicular cancer, that rate is 32% with women in breastcancer. In the UK 2,138 per 100,000 men get cancer, the mortality rate is 0.2 per 100.000 men. 124.4 women in the UK get breast cancer, 24.4 per 100.000 women die of breast cancer. My source: info(dot)cancerresearch(dot)uk(dot)org, your source: your deluded mind.

  5. Since I have seen your comments before and read how an ignorant, bigotted, stupid prick you are, I’ll supply the number for you and others. Because that statement was pulled out of your asshole. Your statement has no basis in reality, neither in absolute nor relative numbers do more men die of testicular cancer than women die of breast cancer. Stop polluting the internet with your trash comments.

  6. On what numbers do you base that statement?

  7. medical science should concentrate on a treatment for testicular cancer..more men die of that cancer than women do from breast cancer..it’s all down to numbers.