Sunday 5 June 2022 12:34 AM Breast cancer hope from new 'Trojan horse' drug which destroys tumour cells ... trends now
Advanced breast cancer patients could be given a year or more of extra healthy life by a 'Trojan horse' treatment that destroys tumour cells from the inside out.
The medicine – Trodelvy – has already been hailed a game-changer by doubling survival rates in women with rare and hard-to-treat triple-negative breast cancer.
Now a major new trial has shown it could work just as well in patients with a more common type of breast cancer – HR-positive HER2-negative – which accounts for 70 per cent of cases, meaning thousands more women could benefit.
The women in the study all had advanced disease that had failed to respond to other treatments and had spread to other parts of the body.
The new drug could help those with all types of breast cancer. Most breast tumours are diagnosed by mammogram (pictured)
Women are encouraged