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Type(s) of biological therapy-Erbitux Posts on Medivizor

Re-treatment with cetuximab improves cancer outcomes in patients with inoperable colorectal cancer

Posted by on Dec 23, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of cetuximab (Erbitux) in patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer who did not respond to initial cetuximab treatment. Researchers suggested that this treatment may be beneficial in longer treatment durations. Some background The standard treatment for patients...

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EGFR-targeting monoclonal antibodies found to increase risk of fatal adverse events

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This meta-analysis examined the risk of fatal adverse events among various advanced cancer patients receiving EGFR-targeting monoclonal antibodies. Some background A mutation causing the overproduction (termed overexpression) of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which plays a role in the creation, migration, and survival of...

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