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An experimental drug may help those women whose breast cancer worsens despite use of other therapies. The medicine was shown in studies to nearly double the time breast cancer was suppressed. It is also thought that it may cross the blood-brain barrier, suppressing the spread of breast cancer to the brain.

Pollack A. New Drug Holds Promise for Type of Breast Cancer. The New York Times. June 4 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/04/health/04cancer.html?ex=1159329600&en=691f887bb3d95f4b&ei=5070

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Title
New Drug Holds Promise for Type of Breast Cancer
Publication
The New York Times
Publication Date
June 4 2006
Authors
Pollack A
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