Breakthrough drug gives women with aggressive form of breast cancer six months longer to live without condition worsening

Breakthrough drug gives women with aggressive form of breast cancer six months longer to live without condition worsening | UPDATED: 11:48 GMT, 9 December 2012 A new breakthrough drug cuts the risk of dying early by one-third for women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Drug that can keep breast cancer at bay for longer

Breakthrough drug that can keep breast cancer at bay for longer Breakthrough: Women on pertuzumab alongside “wonder” drug Herceptin lived for 18 months without symptoms worsening A breakthrough drug gives women suffering an aggressive form of breast cancer an extra six months before the disease advances. Women on a combination treatment of pertuzumab alongside the ‘wonder’ drug Herceptin lived on average for 18 months without their disease worsening, compared with 12 months for those not taking it