By Turna Ray

This article was posted May 27.

Genentech recently submitted a supplemental biologics license application with the US Food and Drug Administration for Herceptin (trastuzumab) in addition to chemotherapy as a treatment for HER2-positive stomach cancer, including cancer that affects the gastroesophageal junction.

If approved by the FDA, Herceptin stands to be the first personalized cancer treatment for stomach cancer patients who overexpress the HER2 protein.

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