Herceptin or Trastuzumab: Efficacy, Side Effects

Herceptin or Trastuzumab: Efficacy, Side Effects

Herceptin, generic trastuzumab, is a new treatment for breast cancer made by Genentech.  It is a humanized antibody to the HER2 receptor, which is over expressed in 20-30% of breast cancer.  By binding to that receptor and damaging malignant cells, Herceptin can help...