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Hear about colon cancer treatment and the new chemotherapy drugs for colon cancer at Anadolu Medical Center and see how the latest approaches are being tested.
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Several targeted therapies are already used to treat colorectal cancer, including bevacizumab,which is an angiogenezis inhibitor (Avastin), cetuximab (Erbitux),which is a Epidermal Growth Factor Inhibitor, and panitumumab (Vectibix). Targeted therapies ar
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Some other targeted therapies are: • Imatinib mesylate • Dasatinib • Nilotinib • Trastuzumab • Lapatinib • Gefitinib • Cetuximab • Panitumumab • Temsirolimus • Everolimus.
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The first molecular target for targeted cancer therapy was the cellular receptor for the female sex hormone estrogen, which many breast cancers require for growth.
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Once a target has been identified, a therapy must be developed. Most targeted therapies are either small-molecule drugs or monoclonal antibodies. Small-molecule drugs are typically able to diffuse into cells and can act on targets that are found inside th
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Targeted cancer therapies interfere with cancer cell division (proliferation) in different ways. Many of these therapies focus on proteins that are involved in cell signaling pathways, such as cell division, cell movement, and even cell death. By blocking
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Colorectal cancer is much easier to treat effectively if it is found at a very early stage. CT colonography (also known as virtual colonoscopy) is a special type of CT scan that can find many colorectal polyps and cancers early, without requiring actual c
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