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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer - malignant disease, which can be located in any part of the large intestine, in the tissues of colon. EmaxHealth covers the latest news on signs, symptoms and treatment of colon and rectal cancers.

Avastin Curative Surgery Successful In Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer

High number of patients treated with Avastin plus standard chemotherapy for their colorectal cancer underwent complete surgical removal of their metastatic lesions. Complete removal of metastatic lesions was achieved in almost 80% of these patients, all of whom had been considered inoperable prior to the start of treatment. This outcome with Avastin is higher than has been previously seen in trials with other biologics/chemotherapy combinations.


New 'Targeted' Treatments Improve Colon Cancer Survival Rates

People diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer that has spread to distant organs, such as White House spokesman Tony Snow, are much more likely to survive today than even just a few years ago, due to the recent and continued emergence of improved therapies, say cancer experts.