FDA OKs presurgical use of Roche's breast cancer drug Perjeta

10/1/2013 | Bloomberg · Reuters

The FDA approved the use of Roche Holding's Perjeta, or pertuzumab, to reduce tumor size before surgery in patients with HER2-positive, early-stage breast cancer. The drug would be used in combination with Roche's older breast cancer treatment Herceptin and chemotherapy. The approval makes Perjeta the first presurgical treatment for breast cancer.

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