News tagged with metastatic colorectal cancer

Adherence to cancer surveillance guidelines varies

(HealthDay) -- Insured breast cancer survivors have high rates of guideline-recommended recurrence testing and non-recommended metastatic testing, while only about half of colorectal cancer survivors undergo recommended surveillance ...

Mar 30, 2012
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Gobbling up poison: A method for killing colon cancer

These days, cancer researchers aim to design targeted and specific therapy – those that kill cancer but spare the surrounding tissue. Immunotoxins, which use cancer-targeted antibodies linked to deadly toxins such as ricin, ...

Sep 08, 2014
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Extended RAS testing urged before EGFR MoAB therapy

(HealthDay)—For patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibody (MoAB) therapy should be considered only after extended RAS testing, according to a study published ...

Oct 08, 2015
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Dose-escalated cetuximab tolerated in colorectal cancer

(HealthDay) -- For patients with irinotecan-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), dose escalation of cetuximab is well tolerated and may improve response and disease control rates, but patients experience more grade ...

Jul 05, 2012
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