trastuzumab after surgery to see how well they work in treating women with invasive breast
cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells,
either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug
(combination chemotherapy) and giving chemotherapy after surgery may kill more tumor cells.
Monoclonal antibodies, such as trastuzumab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some
block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill
them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. It is not yet known whether combination
chemotherapy is more effective with trastuzumab in treating breast cancer.
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Please Note: Any eligibility criteria noted are subject to change. Our research nurses can provide you with the most current eligibility and exclusion criteria. Any study involvement to be undertaken must ultimately be determined on an individual basis.