Trial Investigating A Promising New Treatment For Head And Neck Cancer Has Begun

Wed, 28 Feb 2007 12:00 AM EST

... The treatment, lapatinib (Tykerb®, GSK) is being tested in 680 patients in the advanced stages of the disease. Lapatinib has already been investigated in breast cancer treatment. The drug works like no other current cancer treatment. It blocks two proteins on the surface of cancer cells that are involved in cancer growth. [click link for full article] ...