One-Third Go 'Off-Label' For Breast C...

One-Third Go 'Off-Label' For Breast Cancer

There are 1 comment on the KVVU-TV Henderson story from May 15, 2009, titled One-Third Go 'Off-Label' For Breast Cancer. In it, KVVU-TV Henderson reports that:

More than one-third of people with metastatic breast cancer get chemotherapy with drugs not specifically approved for the disease, a new study says.

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Gail Perry

Tampa, FL

#1 May 16, 2009
Sometimes I think these researchers are just too disconnected from the issues they research.

I have breast cancer. If it went metastatic I would do whatever I could to fight it, including going "off-label" -- which, by the way, can't be done without a prescribing doctor.

I know my oncologist would do anything he could to help save me. Look at the last sentence of this report: it's very telling!

"The pancreatic cancer drug was later approved for breast cancer."

How many women who took that drug off-label lived long enough to see a child graduate from high school, or college, or to hold a grandchild?

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