ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – There seems to be more progress in the fight against breast cancer.
Clinical trials using a revolutionary study called the “smart bomb” have been going on at area hospitals, including Beaumont.
Dr. Dana Zakalik, the director of cancer genetics at Beaumont, says they used over 900 women with advanced breast cancer and compared T-D-M-1, or a “smart bomb” – to a more traditional therapy.
“And this smart bomb – this combination agent – had a significantly improved progression free survival. Patients lived three months longer but more importantly at two years, there was a huge survival advantage between the ‘smart-bomb’ and conventional therapy,” said Zakalik. “Furthermore, there were fewer adverse side effects.”
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