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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the new chemo drug used specifically for metastatic breast cancer?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Not sure: There are many breast cancer drugs available for metastatic disease. Several drugs have been recently approved for use. These include lapatinib, pertuzumab, ixabepilone, abraxane. Here is a list of approved breast cancer drugs; http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/druginfo/breastcancer.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Tell us more?: There are many new drugs for breast cancer. So you have to qualify your question and indicate what yiou are intereste din or have you heard ? Two new drugs approved within the last several months are called: tdm1 or Kadcyla (most recent one) and pertuzumab(perjeta). But neither one is a pure chemotherapy agent. The last chemo drug approved was more than one year back and it is called eribulin.
Last updated Jun 26, 2014


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