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The HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) gene is part of a family of genes that play roles in regulating cell growth. The protein it makes is a tyrosine kinase growth factor receptor that a number of normal tissues express and which probably has a role in normal cell function, regulating growth and proliferation.
Herceptin could be used safely for bladder cancer

Herceptin could be used safely for bladder cancer

New breast cancer drug combo could save thousands of lives

New breast cancer drug combo could save thousands of lives

Cancer patients may one day benefit from treatment with mixtures of customized antibodies

Cancer patients may one day benefit from treatment with mixtures of customized antibodies

Dramatic difference between breast cancers in US and Africa

Dramatic difference between breast cancers in US and Africa

Study describes the first known mutation to occur in lung cancer patients who have never smoked

Study describes the first known mutation to occur in lung cancer patients who have never smoked

Novel vaccine that uses immune cells as factories to produce Her2/neu protein may offer a way to treat some breast cancers

Novel vaccine that uses immune cells as factories to produce Her2/neu protein may offer a way to treat some breast cancers

Study of early stage breast cancer patients identifies women at low risk of breast cancer mortality

Study of early stage breast cancer patients identifies women at low risk of breast cancer mortality

Celecoxib may regulate a cell's use of estrogen - might help explain the drug's anticancer properties

Celecoxib may regulate a cell's use of estrogen - might help explain the drug's anticancer properties

Research that directs cancer-killing immune cells against the deadliest brain tumors shows promise

Research that directs cancer-killing immune cells against the deadliest brain tumors shows promise

Strategic analysis of the breast cancer therapeutics pipeline

Strategic analysis of the breast cancer therapeutics pipeline

European Commission has approved the use of Herceptin® (trastuzumab) in combination with Taxotere®

European Commission has approved the use of Herceptin® (trastuzumab) in combination with Taxotere®

Cancer drug gefitinib (Iressa) may be able to restore tamoxifen's anticancer activity

Cancer drug gefitinib (Iressa) may be able to restore tamoxifen's anticancer activity

Biologist has identified gene patterns that characterize a biologically distinct subtype of estrogen receptor negative breast tumor

Biologist has identified gene patterns that characterize a biologically distinct subtype of estrogen receptor negative breast tumor

Drug combo effective for advanced breast cancer

Drug combo effective for advanced breast cancer