Items Tagged ‘metastatic colorectal cancer’

August 11th, 2015

Vectibix® Improves Survival in Patients with Wild-Type KRAS Metastatic Colorectal Cancer after Progression on Chemotherapy

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  Vectibix® (panitumumab) appears to improve overall survival among patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer that has progressed on or following chemotherapy. A Phase III trial of Vectibix is currently underway, but researchers have announced that that drug has extended overall survival, the primary goal of the study. Vectibix is a targeted therapy that […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, kras, metastatic colorectal cancer, News, panitumumab, Rectal Cancer, Recurrent/Relapsed Rectal Cancer, Stage IV (D)/Relapsed Colon Cancer, Stage IV Rectal Cancer, vectibix, wild-type


November 3rd, 2014

FOLFOXIRI + Bevacizumab Improves Outcomes for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

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According to a recent report in The New England Journal of Medicine, initial treatment with FOLFOXIRI plus Avastin® (bevacizumab), rather than FOLFIRI plus Avastin, improved progression-free survival in adults with inoperable metastatic colorectal cancer. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, more than 102,000 new cases of colon cancer and about 40,000 new cases […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, folfiri, folfoxiri, metastatic, metastatic colorectal cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Recurrent/Relapsed Rectal Cancer, Stage IV (D)/Relapsed Colon Cancer, Stage IV Rectal Cancer