HER2 Gene News and Research

RSS
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.
Quantum rods and dots image cancer cells

Quantum rods and dots image cancer cells

Researchers discover markers that identify breast cancer subtypes resistant to Herceptin

Researchers discover markers that identify breast cancer subtypes resistant to Herceptin

Bright quantum dots help basic cancer biology studies

Bright quantum dots help basic cancer biology studies

Peptide vaccine fights off breast tumors with help of bacteria-mimicking agents

Peptide vaccine fights off breast tumors with help of bacteria-mimicking agents

Artificially engineered magnetic nanoparticles for ultra-sensitive molecular imaging

Artificially engineered magnetic nanoparticles for ultra-sensitive molecular imaging

Nanoparticles yield delivery tools for therapeutic nucleic acids

Nanoparticles yield delivery tools for therapeutic nucleic acids

Selective marker found to indicate aggressive form of breast cancer

Selective marker found to indicate aggressive form of breast cancer

FDA expands use of Herceptin

FDA expands use of Herceptin

Nanoparticle probes with surface enhanced Raman spectroscopic tags for cellular cancer targeting

Nanoparticle probes with surface enhanced Raman spectroscopic tags for cellular cancer targeting

Roche asks European Medicines Agency for authorization to market Herceptin

Roche asks European Medicines Agency for authorization to market Herceptin

A pill a day gives renewed hope for breast cancer victims

A pill a day gives renewed hope for breast cancer victims

Genetic code for breast and colon cancers

Genetic code for breast and colon cancers

Breast cancer 'wonder drug' Herceptin carries a risk for heart problems

Breast cancer 'wonder drug' Herceptin carries a risk for heart problems

Interleukin 21 may enhance the effectiveness of Herceptin

Interleukin 21 may enhance the effectiveness of Herceptin

Basal tumours may originate from breast stem cells that have undergone genetic mishaps

Basal tumours may originate from breast stem cells that have undergone genetic mishaps

Herceptin-linked nanoparticles for targeted cancer therapy

Herceptin-linked nanoparticles for targeted cancer therapy

Black women have fewer breast cancers than white women, but their mortality is worse

Black women have fewer breast cancers than white women, but their mortality is worse

HERA trial continues to demonstrate significant patient benefits from Herceptin

HERA trial continues to demonstrate significant patient benefits from Herceptin

"Smart bomb" cancer therapy combo effective

"Smart bomb" cancer therapy combo effective

Herceptin plus hormonal therapy holds breast cancer in check

Herceptin plus hormonal therapy holds breast cancer in check