STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

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‘Amazing’ new breast cancer drugs could extend life of sufferers

Experts said that they were hopeful that the treatment would save lives, with signs it could spare one in three breast cancer sufferers from undergoing invasive surgery

Women with advanced breast cancer could live longer thanks to two new drugs hailed as offering an “amazing” step forward in treatment. One therapy destroyed 40 per cent of tumours among patients with one of the most deadly forms of cancer – twice as many as those given standard treatment. Experts said that they were hopeful that the treatment would save lives, with signs it could spare one in three breast cancer sufferers from undergoing invasive surgery.

The second combination therapy – which works for the most common type of breast cancer, more than doubled the time tumours were kept at bay. It meant women with advanced disease were able to secure an extra five months before enduring gruelling sessions of chemotherapy.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11644508/Amazing-new-breast-cancer-drugs-could-extent-life-of-sufferers.html

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Reports claim that Perjeta redused tumours and in 40 percent of cases disappeared

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Palbociclib is also showing exciting early trials

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