Herceptin (trastuzumab) has had its licence for use in HER2-positive early breast cancer extended.
In addition to use following surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it is now also recommended in:
- combination with paclitaxel or docetaxel following adjuvant chemotherapy with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide, or;
- combination with docetaxel and carboplatin.
In early breast cancer patients, cardiac monitoring should be performed before treatment initiation, every 3 months during treatment and every 6 months for 2 years from the last dose of Herceptin.
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