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What's New!

Here is a rather informative overview of new approaches and chemotherapy drugs under investigation for colon cancer from the "Vertias Medicine" web-site.. CLICK HERE

Until now, few reasonable options have been available to patients with metastatic involvement of the liver. New therapeutic modalities are being investigated to help manage these difficult cases. An expert panel of 5 surgical oncologists reported their personal experiences with several innovations in the management of hepatic metastatic disease at the 86th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.

Conference Report - Evolving Techniques for the Treatment of Hepatic Metastases ...click here

INKINE ANNOUNCES FIRST SHIPMENT OF VISICOL TABLETS

BLUE BELL, PA January 4, 2001 - InKine Pharmaceutical Company, Inc, (Nasdaq: INKP) today announced that the first commercial orders of Visicol have been shipped to wholesalers, chain drug stores and other primary customers. Visicol is the first and only tablet purgative preparation indicated for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy.

More information from the manufacturer.....


Protein pushes cancer cells to self-destruct
NEW YORK, Jan 03 (Reuters Health) - Researchers have found a protein that plays a key role in the body's naturally occurring cell suicide program, which is important for eliminating diseased, damage or aged cells.

Read the complete article by clicking here.....

Can PET's accuracy better identify resectable colorectal tumor recurrence?

Pet Scans - Click here.......

The combination of fluorouracil and leucovorin has until recently been standard therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer. Irinotecan prolongs survival in patients with colorectal cancer that is refractory to treatment with fluorouracil and leucovorin. In a multicenter trial.....

For more information about Irinotecan (CPT-11)used in conjunction with 5-FU and Leucovorin click here.....

The department of Oncology at St. George's Hospital has developed a cancer vaccine for the use in colorectal cancer. A vaccine in this sense, is a method .......

For more information regarding "vaccine" click here.........

By The National Cancer Institute
One promising avenue of cancer research is the study of a group of compounds called angiogenesis inhibitors. These are drugs that block angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessels.

angiogenesis......click here



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