Silver Book Fact

Use of a monocolonal antibody with adjuvant chemotherapy in HER2+ individuals with operable cancer was associated with a 33 percent reduction in risk of death.

Romond, E, E Perez, J Bryant, V Suman, C Geyer, N Davidson, et al. Tastuzumab plus Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Operable HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer. NEJM. 2005; 353: 1673-84. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa052122

Reference

Title
Tastuzumab plus Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Operable HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Romond, E, E Perez, J Bryant, V Suman, C Geyer, N Davidson, et al.
Pages
1673-84
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • The 5-year survival rate for cancer has gone up 40 percent in the last 40 years.  
  • Low dose CT screening for lung cancer costs less than $200 per person, and surgery for stage I lung cancer is less than 1/2 the cost of late-stage treatment.  
  • Following the current path, the prostate cancer incidence rate will increase by 75.4% (786,000) between 2003 and 2023. If an alternative path is taken, there will be 21.5% (393,000) fewer…  
  • Investments in research since the 1970s have generated $1.9 trillion of value to society overall.  
  • Studies have shown that annual mammograms reduce breast cancer related mortality in women by 20-40%.