Hope for cancer victims as scientists develop drug that sends cells to sleep to stop them spreading

Hope for cancer victims as scientists develop drug that sends cells to sleep to stop them spreading | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 24 November 2012 Cancers can be put to sleep to stop them multiplying, scientists have discovered.

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