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How long do you have to take herceptin (trastuzumab)?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Depends

When used as part of.

In brief: Depends

When used as part of.
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: One year

In the us, the studies of Herceptin (trastuzumab) looked at a full year of treatment for patients with curable breast cancer.
Herceptin (trastuzumab) is given every three weeks for 17 doses. But why a year? It was chosen at random. In finland, a similar study gave only 9 weeks of herceptin (trastuzumab)... And patients did just as well! so, a year or less is the best answer. You don't need more!

In brief: One year

In the us, the studies of Herceptin (trastuzumab) looked at a full year of treatment for patients with curable breast cancer.
Herceptin (trastuzumab) is given every three weeks for 17 doses. But why a year? It was chosen at random. In finland, a similar study gave only 9 weeks of herceptin (trastuzumab)... And patients did just as well! so, a year or less is the best answer. You don't need more!
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