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New Hope for Patients with Advanced Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and women with nearly 500,000 deaths due to colorectal cancer every year.  When detected early at localized stage I, the 5-year survival rate can reach 90%. At this stage, surgical … Continue reading

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Bevacizumab Beneficial in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma?

A large study of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme suggests that the addition of bevacizumab (Avastin) and irinotecan (Camptosar) to standard chemoradiation can extend survival (progression and overall survival) by 6 months.  Bevacizumab (Avastin) is an inhibitor of vascular … Continue reading

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Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine Reduces Side-Effects of Chemotherapy

A Chinese herbal formula that was used more than 1,800 years ago was shown to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy but also increased its efficacy in mice, according to a study published in the August issue of the … Continue reading

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