Boston Doctor Part Of Study That Could Change Treatment For Some Breast Cancers

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BOSTON (CBS) — A new study may change the way some breast cancers are treated.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Diane Stern reports

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Dr. Eric Winer, chief of the division of Women’s Cancers in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber,says researchers have discovered women with relatively small, HER2-positive breast tumors who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and a targeted therapy following surgery or radiation therapy, were very unlikely to have the cancer recur within a few years of treatment.

Winer is speaking about his breast cancer research at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, this week.

The findings offer, for the first time, a set of standard treatment guidelines for recurrence prevention in this group of patients.

“We tried to use a kind of gentler chemotherapy regime along…

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