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Are clinical trials an option if you have advanced colorectal cancer?

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Scientists are also researching and testing many new therapies. Some use your body's own immune system to find and destroy cancer cells. This may be an option if other drugs don't help or stop working. Ask your doctor if a clinical trial is an option, how to find one, and what's involved.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Treatment of colon cancer by stage," "When Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence," "Surgery for Colorectal Cancer," “Signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer.”

UptoDate: "Patient information: Colorectal cancer treatment; metastatic cancer."

Dartmouth Medicine: "Trial tests vaccine made from tumor cells."

Cancer Research UK: "Controlling sickness in advanced cancer."

National Jewish Health: "Lung Cancer: Lifestyle Management."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "New Treatment and Research."

National Cancer Institute: "Metastatic Cancer Fact Sheet," "TAS-102 Improves Overall Survival in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "New drug combination extends survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer."

Cleveland Clinic.org: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Pain Services."

Van Blarigan, E. April 2015. Journal of Clinical Oncology,

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Treatment of colon cancer by stage," "When Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence," "Surgery for Colorectal Cancer," “Signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer.”

UptoDate: "Patient information: Colorectal cancer treatment; metastatic cancer."

Dartmouth Medicine: "Trial tests vaccine made from tumor cells."

Cancer Research UK: "Controlling sickness in advanced cancer."

National Jewish Health: "Lung Cancer: Lifestyle Management."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "New Treatment and Research."

National Cancer Institute: "Metastatic Cancer Fact Sheet," "TAS-102 Improves Overall Survival in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "New drug combination extends survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer."

Cleveland Clinic.org: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Pain Services."

Van Blarigan, E. April 2015. Journal of Clinical Oncology,

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 01, 2018

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