Definitions

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  • Human Epidermal growth factor Receptor 2.
  • n. Alternative spelling of HER-2.

Etymologies

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HER2 is so-named because it has similar structure to human epidermal growth factor receptor, or HER.

Examples

  • HER2 gene amplification and protein overexpression (HER2+) define a clinically challenging subgroup of breast cancer with variable prognosis and response to therapy.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Lapatinib, a dual kinase inhibitor against EGFR and HER2, has activity in metastatic HER2+ breast cancer, Dr. Kaklamani noted.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • (trastuzumab), the intravenously-dosed protein inhibitor that modulates HER2, has been approved as an adjuvant to surgery in early stage breast cancer patients; it had already been approved for the treatment of HER2+ metastatic breast cancer.

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  • Avastin does not appear to delay tumour growth, prolong life or improve the quality of life for women with a form of breast cancer known as HER2 negative that has metastasized, or spread, to other parts of the body, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled on Friday.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • About 20 percent are HER2-positive, because a protein called HER2 is involved.

    FOXNews.com

  • One study focused on women with a type of breast cancer known as HER2 that had spread.

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • The drug targets cells that make too much of a protein called HER2 - about one of every four or five breast cancer cases.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • EGFR belongs to the same family as the prognosis marker HER2, which is used today for breast cancer to determine the aggressiveness of a tumor that is to be treated with inhibitors of HER2, that is, the drug Herceptin.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • EGFR belongs to the same family as the prognosis marker HER2, which is used today for breast cancer to determine the aggressiveness of a tumor that is to be treated with inhibitors of HER2, that is, the drug

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • HER2- negative cancer doesn't produce a protein called HER2, which is a sign of a type of aggressive breast cancer generally treated with

    Women Shun Annual Mammograms as U.S. Doctors Debate Need for Examinations - Bloomberg

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