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Targeted treatment may be key to metastatic breast cancer patients 'beating the odds'
Targeted treatment may be key to metastatic breast cancer patients 'beating the odds'

Eight years ago, Dian Corneliussen-James had surgeons cut out half of her right lung, a risky procedure she believes saved her life. Though she thinks the surgery saved her from death from metastatic breast cancer, which had spread to her lung, she said she is "terrified to go off" the drug, Faslodex, that doctors say could be keeping her alive. Her survival has prompted doctors and others to call her and patients with metastatic breast cancer like her "outliers" because they don't know why some patients with the incurable disease live a long time. Some say the answer to a longer life with metastatic breast cancer lies in targeted treatments, such as Faslodex,...

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