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Combination drug therapy for treating colorectal cancer challenged

Early finding of a new study disagrees contradicts the current treatment practice for colorectal cancer in the US. Currently, a fairly toxic combination drug therapy is used but study results indicate that treatment of with 5-fluorouracil initially and adding other drugs if needed produces similar survival rates. These study findings are only valid for advanced inoperable colorectal cancer.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health

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About: Combination drug therapy for treating colorectal cancer challenged

Date: 3 November 2004

Source: Reuters Health

Author: Larry schuster


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