Ipilimumab – New Melanoma Treatment

Ipilimumab – New Melanoma Treatment

Ipilimumab is a new treatment for advanced melanoma that has generated a lot of excitement.  While a step in the right direction, it has limited efficacy and still has to be determined as to its best use. Considering that only 5-10% of people are alive in 5 years when...
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...