Perjeta pre-Surgery Breast Cancer Drug approved by the FDA as neoadjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment

Does the Perjeta Drug extend Breast Cancer Patients’ Lives for nearly 16 Months?

First pre-surgery breast cancer drug approved by FDA
First drug approved for use in preoperative breast cancer.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Perjeta (pertuzumab) as part of a complete treatment regimen for patients with early stage breast cancer before surgery (neoadjuvant setting). Perjeta is the first FDA-approved drug for the neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer.

Perjeta was approved in 2012 by the EU for the treatment of patients with advanced or late-stage (metastatic) HER2-positive breast cancer. HER2-positive breast cancers have increased amounts of the HER2 protein that contributes to cancer cell growth and survival.

Continue reading the FDA NEWS RELEASE, 30 Sept 2013.

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