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...

Thoughts on ADHD, Diagnosis & Controversy

What is ADHD? ADHD is an extremely common disorder that is characterized by difficulty paying attention, distractibility and hyperactivity. And some say it’s even more common than previously thought. For one, it’s now believed to be common in adults...
Tamoxifen vs Arimidex as Adjuvant Therapy

Tamoxifen vs Arimidex as Adjuvant Therapy

There has been a lot of debate about how to prevent cancer from coming back in post-menopausal women after initial treatment.  We discussed in our comparison of Tamoxifen with aromatase inhibitors the debate in general, and now will analyze Tamoxifen vs Anastrozole,...
Tamoxifen vs Aromatase Inhibitors as Adjuvant Therapy

Tamoxifen vs Aromatase Inhibitors as Adjuvant Therapy

Tamoxifen (what is Tamoxifen?) has been the most popular choice as – to put it technical words we’ll explain – “adjuvant therapy for post-initial treatment, early-stage breast cancer that is estrogen receptor positive.”  Basically, it helps prevent breast...