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News Summary: Targeted cancer drug approved

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm •  Published: February 22, 2013
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SMART BOMB DRUG: Federal health regulators approved an innovative breast cancer drug on Friday that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.

PHARMA COCKTAIL: The drug Kadcyla from Roche combines the older drug Herceptin with a powerful chemotherapy drug and a third chemical linking the medicines together.

TUMOR TARGETING: The binding chemical keeps the cocktail intact until it hits a cancer cell, delivering a potent dose of anti-tumor poison.