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How genes can help in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer ...

... Drugs targeting genes or gene mutations. ... by the abnormal gene (and not the
gene itself ... For example, HER2/neu is a proto-oncogene in normal cells ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genesandcancer/genes-and-cancer-genes-in-cancer-diagnosis-and-treatment

How is breast cancer classified? | American Cancer Society

... by using small DNA probes to count the number of HER2 genes in breast ... have
too much HER2 protein or extra copies of the HER2 gene are called ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-classifying

How is breast cancer in men classified?

... DNA probes to count the number of HER2 genes in breast ... HER2 positive:
Cancers that have too much HER2 protein or gene are called ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-classifying

Cancer Glossary

... HER2 gene Search [sometimes called HER2/neu]. see human epidermal ...
Research on these genes is still in early stages ... See also gene, prostate. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=h

Tumor markers found on the cancer itself

... These gene changes are more common in lung cancer patients who are women,
non-smokers, or Asian. HER2 (or HER2/neu, erbB-2, or EGFR2). ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/tumormarkers/tumor-markers-t-m-cancer-itself

Genes and Cancer

... Drugs targeting genes or gene mutations ... by the abnormal gene (and not the
gene itself ... For example, HER2/neu is a proto-oncogene in normal cells ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002550-pdf.pdf

FDA Approves New Test to Identify Herceptin Candidates

... The FISH test counts copies of the HER2 gene, and immunohistoch
emistry identifies the amount of HER2 receptor protein. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/fda-approves-new-test-to-identify-herceptin-candidates

Targeted therapy for cancer of the esophagus

... can help cancer cells to grow. Having too much of this protein is caused
by having too many copies of the HER2 gene. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/esophaguscancer/detailedguide/esophagus-cancer-treating-targeted-therapy

Targeted therapy for breast cancer | American Cancer Society

... As researchers have learned more about the gene changes in cells that cause
cancer, they have been able ... Drugs that target the HER2/neu protein. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-targeted-therapy

Cancer Glossary

... It can be used to count the number of HER2 genes in cancer cells. See also
deoxyribonucleic acid, gene, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=c