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Korea FDA Approves Roche's Herceptin For First-line Metastatic Gastric Cancer

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

SEOUL - Korea FDA approved Roche's targeted anti-cancer drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) for first-line treatment of HER2-positive metastatic gastric cancer, providing a targeted therapy for the most common and leading cancer in Korea

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