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New drug combination boosts survival in advanced stomach and esophageal

Patients whose metastatic stomach or esophageal cancers were driven by a mutated HER2 gene had markedly improved response rates and survival when bevacizumab (Avastin) was added to a standard drug combination. Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who led the research, will report these findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) on Monday, June 1, 2015.

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