Cancer survival rate hope.
The Breakthrough Breast Cancer team at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital have developed a computer model that anticipates how patients react to the drug Herceptin.
The drug is given to patients whose cancer cells have high levels of a diseasecausing protein called HER2.
But some patients develop resistance to the drug.
Pathologist Dr Dana Faratian, writing in the journal Cancer Research, said: "The impact of this new approach could be huge. It shows we can use computer modelling to answer clinical questions and potentially refine the treatment of women with breast cancer."
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Jul 29, 2009|
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