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MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 20 October, 2005 Peak cancer groups call for rapid PBS listing life saving drug Research proves efficacy of Herceptin for HER2-positive early breast cancer Results of international trials of the drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) published today (Thur. Oct 20) provide strong evidence to support a listing under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, according to peak cancer organisations The Cancer Council Australia and the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia
The Cancer Council.s Chief Executive Officer, Professor Alan Coates, said rapid …