New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments.

One drug showed particular ability to reach tumors in the brain, which are notoriously tough to treat.
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The progress toward developing effective anti-cancer drugs is accelerating. Thanks in large part to the sequencing of the human genome, genes such as [I]her-2[/I] are now available for study as drug targets.