Breast Cancer Drug Breakthrough

Combination of two drugs shown to improve quality of life for female patients.
1:31 | 12/08/11

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Tonight from doctors who say that two drugs when -- squad together. Can dramatically reduce the size of advanced breast cancer tumors and here's ABC -- -- I think it's -- savors every normal moment with her two young children. This was -- just a few years ago. I was on top of the world. And bringing in one week my life completely changed. She noticed a lump on her breast and found out it was cancer. But not just any cancer. I was the stage for. There's no stage five so that's coming -- -- diagnosis that you can cat. She endured four rounds of chemotherapy. Each one. Had more and -- -- facts and I was feeling worse and worse. Today and switched gears trying a new combination of pills the -- tumor cells -- -- drugs had never been used together. Rather than last and the whole body with -- -- -- on the ourselves. In just three months the tumors and -- and -- -- shrunk more than 20%. This to this. So far researchers have only tried this new drug combination. On patients with the most dire breast cancer diagnoses. But they say it is an encouraging approach. These -- targeted therapies are Smart bomb drugs that are taking advantages. Of weaknesses in tumor. Weakening tumors but not the patient. The haze lifts and you can -- -- you can participate in life they can channel fancy ABC news New York.

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