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In 2011, 23,000 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer - this is the second most common cause of cancer death in women.
Although a diagnosis with this aggressive disease can be devastating an estimated 85 per cent with early stage breast cancer have a chance of being alive and disease free in five years. Halaven is the latest treatment approved by Health Canada for metastatic breast cancer and is now available for Canadians. New treatments proven to prolong survival provide patients with options and hope - this is important to Canadian patients and their families. The development of Halaven was inspired by nature. It is the first agent in the halichondrin class of drugs - a synthetic analogue of the molecule. Halichondrin B is a substance identified in a black sea sponge that lives off the coast of Japan. Studies have shown it has anti-cancer effects on tumors, blocking cell division and leading to cell death.
Dr. Shailendra Verma
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