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What other drugs are used to treat HER2-breast cancer?

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There are several other targeted therapies sometimes used in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer.  These include:

  • Ado-trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla)
  • Lapatinib (Tykerb)
  • Neratinib (Nerlynx)
  • Pertuzumab (Perjeta) 

From: Types of Breast Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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Breastcancer.org: “How to Read Hormone Receptor Test Results,” “Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Aromatase inhibitors,” “Targeted therapy for breast cancer.”

MedlinePlus: “Tamoxifen.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org: “How to Read Hormone Receptor Test Results,” “Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Aromatase inhibitors,” “Targeted therapy for breast cancer.”

MedlinePlus: “Tamoxifen.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 25, 2019

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