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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.
Lapatinib benefits women with HER2-positive breast cancer

Lapatinib benefits women with HER2-positive breast cancer

Researchers find deadly protein that acts as a cancer master switch

Researchers find deadly protein that acts as a cancer master switch

Scientists identify dangerous 'two-faced' protein crucial to breast cancer spread and growth

Scientists identify dangerous 'two-faced' protein crucial to breast cancer spread and growth

Breast cancer vaccine could protect against aggressive HER2-positive breast tumours

Breast cancer vaccine could protect against aggressive HER2-positive breast tumours

Vaccine against HER2-positive breast cancer offers complete protection in lab

Vaccine against HER2-positive breast cancer offers complete protection in lab

DNA vaccine developed at the Karmanos Cancer Institute fights HER2-positive cancers

DNA vaccine developed at the Karmanos Cancer Institute fights HER2-positive cancers

Trastuzumab-DM1 - a 'smart bomb' for breast cancer treatment

Trastuzumab-DM1 - a 'smart bomb' for breast cancer treatment

Breastfeeding could reduce risk of aggressive form of breast cancer that disproportionately affects black, younger women

Breastfeeding could reduce risk of aggressive form of breast cancer that disproportionately affects black, younger women

Breastfeeding, other factors may affect risk of breast cancer type

Breastfeeding, other factors may affect risk of breast cancer type

New research finds way to switch off breast cancer and leukaemia

New research finds way to switch off breast cancer and leukaemia

Gab2 signalling protein switches off breast cancer and leukaemia

Gab2 signalling protein switches off breast cancer and leukaemia

Laboratory and mouse studies show targeted drug blocks the growth of breast cancer cells that spread to the brain

Laboratory and mouse studies show targeted drug blocks the growth of breast cancer cells that spread to the brain

FDA approves novel genetic test for patients with breast cancer

FDA approves novel genetic test for patients with breast cancer

Growth-stimulating molecule called p110beta a promising cancer drug target in prostate tumors

Growth-stimulating molecule called p110beta a promising cancer drug target in prostate tumors

New breast cancer drug combo shrinks aggressive tumours

New breast cancer drug combo shrinks aggressive tumours

First patient enrolled in phase III study of Bevacizumab and Trastuzumab in early breast cancer

First patient enrolled in phase III study of Bevacizumab and Trastuzumab in early breast cancer

New drug added to chemo kills off residual breast cancer stem cells

New drug added to chemo kills off residual breast cancer stem cells

Getting to the roots of breast cancer

Getting to the roots of breast cancer

Combo of Herceptin and chemo a cure for breast cancer

Combo of Herceptin and chemo a cure for breast cancer

Herceptin and chemotherapy improves response rates without major adverse effects in HER2 breast cancer

Herceptin and chemotherapy improves response rates without major adverse effects in HER2 breast cancer