January 23rd, 2012

Experimental Drug Might Help Some a Bit With Colon Cancer

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The experimental cancer drug regorafenib appears to extend survival slightly in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, a new trial indicates…"The drug was tested on patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had progressed after standard therapies, meaning they had no treatment options available," lead researcher Dr. Axel Grothey, a professor of oncology at the Mayo Clinic, said during a noon press conference at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco on Tuesday. Additional coverage: MSN Health, LA Times, Medical News Today, San Francisco Chronicle

HealthDay, by Steven Reinberg, 1/17/2012

Tags: Cancer, GI, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Research

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