News related to Erbitux (Cetuximab) and/or conditions it is approved for
ASCO: Erbitux May Boost CRC Survival
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2013.06.03]
CHICAGO (MedPage Today) -- Survival in metastatic colorectal cancer increased significantly despite no slowing of tumor growth when one targeted agent was added to chemotherapy but not another, data from a large randomized trial showed.
Narrowing The Search For Biomarkers Of Drug Resistance In Head And Neck Cancer Patients
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat News From Medical News Today [2013.06.03]
Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center presented data at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology which shows the discovery of potential biomarkers that may be used to identify patients with head and neck cancer whose tumors are unlikely to respond to treatment by the targeted therapy cetuximab - a type of monoclonal antibody...
Biomarker Identification May Lead To New Noninvasive Test For Colorectal Cancer Detection
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.06.07]
Serum DNA Analysis Allows Detection of Early Disease, Say Researchers in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics The average 5-year survival for colorectal cancer (CRC) is less than 10% if metastasis occurs, but can reach 90% if detected early. A new non-invasive test has been developed that measures methylation of the SDC2 gene in tissues and blood sera...
Colorectal Cancer Pictures Slideshow: Understanding Cancer of the Colon
Source: MedicineNet Abdominal Pain Specialty [2013.06.07]
Title: Colorectal Cancer Pictures Slideshow: Understanding Cancer of the Colon
Created: 9/21/2009 12:59:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some Patients With Treatment-Resistant Colorectal Cancers May Have A New Option
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.06.02]
A subset of colorectal cancers responds to anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (anti-EGFR) therapies, but develops resistance within months. Among cancers that develop resistance to anti-EGFR therapy, some showed overexpression of a gene called MET, according to a study published in the June issue of Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research...
Gene Expression Analysis Of Colorectal Cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.05.23]
A novel transcriptome-based classification of colon cancer that improves the current disease stratification based on clinicopathological variables and common DNA markers is presented in a study published in PLOS Medicine this week. (A transcriptome is all RNA produced by a population of cells.) Pr...
Exercise Lowers Risk Of Lung And Colorectal Cancer Among Middle Aged Men
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.05.17]
New research conducted by researchers at the University of Vermont reveals that middle-aged men who engage in a lot of cardiovascular exercise are at a reduced risk of suffering from lung and colorectal cancer. In addition, those who exercise are less likely to die from prostate cancer (although their risk of contracting the disease remained the same)...
New Mathematical Modeling Approach To Analyzing Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trial Data
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2013.05.11]
Certara™, a leading provider of software and scientific consulting services to improve productivity and decision-making from drug discovery through drug development, announced that its Pharsight Consulting Services has developed a mathematical model of tumor growth inhibition, which when combined with baseline prognostic factors, predicts treatment effect with bevacizumab...
Longer Sleep Duration Associated With Increased Risk Of Developing Colorectal Cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.05.02]
A new study is the first to report a significant positive association between long sleep duration and the development of colorectal cancer, especially among individuals who are overweight or snore regularly. The results raise the possibility that obstructive sleep apnea may contribute to cancer risk...
Antidepressants might reduce risk of colorectal cancer
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry
Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) might inhibit the growth of colorectal tumors according to The Lancet Oncology.
IOM Standards For Clinical Practice Not Fully Met By Cancer Guidelines
Source: Health News from Medical News Today [2013.06.14]
In an age when evidence-based care is increasingly important, how trustworthy are current clinical practice guidelines? Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center looked at 169 cancer clinical practice guidelines for lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancers and found that none of the guidelines fully met standards set in 2011 by the Institute of Medicine. Of eight criteria, the guidelines on average met fewer than three. "None of the current guidelines we looked at meet all of the standards, but some of these are really good guidelines...
Least Is Best in CRC Follow-up
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2013.06.13]
Drs. David Kerr and John Marshall discuss colorectal cancer highlights from ASCO, including findings on follow-up scans, chemo holidays, and drug combos.
Women Can Be Screened Years Later Than Men With 'Virtual Colonoscopy'
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.06.10]
A new study has found that women can be screened for colorectal cancer at least five to 10 years later than men when undergoing an initial "virtual colonoscopy." Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help establish guidelines for the use of this screening technique, which is less invasive than a traditional colonoscopy...
OK to Delay CT Colon Screen in Women (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2013.06.10]
(MedPage Today) -- Age and sex strongly predicted the presence of advanced neoplasia in patients initially screened for colorectal cancer using CT colongraphy, since women reach the same risk level as men at an older age, researchers found.
Potential Biomarker Identified For Aggressive Colon Cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.06.06]
MET protein levels correlate strongly with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) phenotype, a treatment-resistant type of colorectal cancer and may be used as a surrogate biomarker, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center...
Potential New Way To Detect Colorectal And Other Cancers
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.04.29]
A unique new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers Guo-Min Li and Libya Gu, in collaboration with Dr. Wei Yang at National Institutes of Health, reveals a novel mechanism explaining the previously unknown root cause of some forms of colorectal cancers...