Updates on HERA study?

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Question from KathyM: Are there any updates about the 2-year arm of the HERA study? I was in the 2-year study and am very interested, especially around relapse. Thank you.
Answers - Generosa Grana, M.D., F.A.C.P There is no data yet available on the HERA group that received 2 years of Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab). For the present, the standard remains 1 year of therapy. And we look forward to that data becoming available.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Updates From the 2008 ASCO Annual Meeting featured Generosa Grana, M.D., F.A.C.P. and Carol Kaplan, M.D. answering your questions about the latest research advances on screening, treatment, side effects, and more.

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