Normal HER2 receptors send signals to grow and divide normally.
Too many HER2 receptors send more signals causing cells to grow too quickly.
Figure: Normal cell (A) / Overexpressed HER2 (B)
Accurate HER2 testing is extremely important. If you are HER2-positive, you can have benefit from a therapy that targets HER2.
VivitraTM ( Trastuzumab ) is indicated for the treatment of patients with HER2 overexpressing metastatic breast cancer.7
VivitraTM (Trastuzumab) is also indicated for adjuvant treatment of patients with HER2 overexpressing node positive or node negative breast cancer i) as part of treatment regimen comprising doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and either paclitaxel or docetaxel ii) with docetaxel and carboplatin.7
VivitraTM (Trastuzumab) is indicated for the treatment of patients with HER2 overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma in combination with capecitabine or 5- fluorouracil and cisplatin who have not received prior anti-cancer treatment for their metastatic disease.7