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Palbociclib and Breast Cancer Therapy

Palbociclib has several direct competitors currently on the market or in clinical trials. In September 2017, abemaciclib , another selective CDK4/6 inhibitor owned and manufactured by Eli Lilly , was approved for HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced metastatic breast cancer both in combination with fulvestrant and as a monotherapy . In March 2017, the FDA also approved…

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Cancer Review Articles Recommended by NIH Health Information

Understanding Cancer: What Is Cancer? https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/what-is-cancerCancer is a collection of related diseases in which cells divide without stopping and spread to surrounding tissues. Learn the differences between cancer cells and normal cells, how cancer starts, how it spreads, and types of cancer .   Cancer Treatment https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatmentThere are many types of cancer treatment. Learn about the types of treatment, common side effects, and clinical trial (research study)…

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Genetics and Breast Cancer

Some genetic susceptibility may play a minor role in most cases. Overall, however, genetics is believed to be the primary cause of 5–10% of all cases. Women whose mother was diagnosed before 50 have an increased risk of 1.7 and those whose mother was diagnosed at age 50 or after has an increased risk of 1.4. In those…

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