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human epidermal growth factor receptor 2

also called HER2 or HER2/neu. A protein that is present in very small amounts on the outer surface of normal cells. HER2 stimulates cell growth, and cancers that produce too much of this protein tend to grow and spread faster. Drugs that attach to the HER2 protein can be used to treat cancers with too much HER2.

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Targeted therapies for non-small cell lung cancer

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Cancer Glossary

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Tumor markers found on the cancer itself

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New Treatment Controls Breast Cancer Growth in Study

... HER2-positive means the breast cancer cells have too much of the protein
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http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/new-treatment-controls-breast-cancer-growth-in-study

New Treatment Controls Breast Cancer Growth in Study

... HER2-positive means the breast cancer cells have too much of the protein
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Cancer Glossary

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Lapatinib May Work Against Certain Inflammatory Breast ...

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MediaRoom - Press Releases

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