Tag Archive: Lapatinib

Cancer drug case study: Tyverb


Jo Waters, 55, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.  Then she had six cycles of Herceptin. It appeared to work. “I had two years of… Continue reading

Actress Rebekah Gibbs on her breast cancer battle


I have been reading an interview with the former Casualty actress Rebekah Gibbs, who was diagnosed with breast cancer just nine weeks after her baby’s birth. Ironically her character Nina in Casualty had to… Continue reading

Inflammatory breast cancer


The drug lapatinib could be used to treat aggressive inflammatory breast cancer suggest the findings of a recent study. For patients resistant to conventional anthracycline or taxane and trastuzumab, treatment options are limited. Lapatinib inhibits… Continue reading