Items Tagged ‘kras’

July 17th, 2017

Personalized Precision Medicine Treatment of Colon Cancer: What Every Patient Should Know

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The purpose of precision cancer medicine is not to categorize or classify cancers solely by site of origin, but to define the genomic alterations in the cancer’s DNA that are driving that specific cancer.  Precision cancer medicine utilizes molecular diagnostic testing, including DNA sequencing, to identify cancer-driving abnormalities in a cancer’s genome. Once a genetic abnormality […]

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Tags: Biomarkers, BRAF, Carcinoembryonic Antigen, CEA, cetuximab, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, EGFR, epidermal growth factor receptor, Genetic Mutations, kras, Microsatellite Instability High


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