c-erbB-2 (Her2-neu) in breast carcinoma

By | يونيو 11, 2014

c-erbB-2 (Her2-neu) is very important gene that is expressed in 30% of breast carcinoma. This test is performed now routinely in USA in all breast carcinoma cases. The significance of this gene in clinical practice is the following

Associated with high histologic grade-

(Associated with shortened disease free survival (early relapse

The higher the level of c-erbB-2 , the worse is the prognosis

CMF (cyclophosphomide/methotrexate/5-fluorouracil) has less effect on positive cases

(Good Response to doxorubicin – containing regimens (CAF) (cyclophosphomide/ doxorubicin /5-fluorouracil

(Taxol ( paclitaxel) can be influential in c-erbB-2 (Her2-neu

Can be associated with positive or negative estrogen receptor studies

More resistance to radiotherapy

Herceptin ( a new drug : monoclonal anti- c-erbB-2) have a good effect on treatment of positive cases


Now, this test can be performed in the First Medical Laboratories at a reduced cost. Results of the test will be available within few days of requesting the test

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American boards of Anatomic, Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology