Drug Prolongs Survival for Some with Breast Cancer


“A drug called Xeloda can extend the lives of some women whose breast cancer is not wiped out by standard treatment, a new clinical trial finds.

“Oncologists said the results are ‘practice-changing.’

” ‘This drug is already approved, and we’ve been using it for a long time in cancer treatment,’ said Dr. Stephen Malamud, an oncologist at Mount Sinai in New York City.

“Xeloda (capecitabine) is a pill, so it’s easy to take and is ‘much less toxic’ than standard chemotherapy, noted Malamud, who was not involved in the new research.”

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