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    Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: clinical research study question

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      CAS1

      Also consider checking with any of the colon cancer advocate groups as they often know what combo of drugs are working. But if you are at a well known cancer center you should be in good hands.

      over 4 years ago
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      Hzk,

      Below is list of everyone on WhatNext who is living with colon cancer who has participated in a clinical trial. I would recommend reading through some of their experiences and then maybe even reaching out to the ones that you think might be most applicable to your situation.

      http://www.whatnext.com/experiences/clinical-trial/all?search%5Bfilters%5D%5Bclass%5D%5B%5D=Experience&search%5Bfilters%5D%5Bcondition_path%5D=77&search%5Bfilters%5D%5Btopic_name%5D%5B%5D=Clinical+Trial

      Wishing you and your Mom the best.

      David

      over 4 years ago
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      Folfox + Bevacizumab and Folfiri + Bevacizumab are common chemo protocols for Stage 4 colorectal, usually the folfox is done first; then if that stops working, the folfiri, tho some start directly with folfiri.

      Folfoxiri/Bevacizumab combines both Folfox and Folfiri, and should be as least as effective as either one alone. I assume your mom has to agree to the clinical trial and will be assigned one of the groups, as opposed to selecting. As Folfox/Bevacizumab is currently a standard treatment, I don't see any risks to participating in this trial. If she doesn't participate, she'll probably get Folfox/Bevacizumab. The trial is to see if adding the irinitocan to the mix enhances the effectiveness. With the exception of the difference in side effects, I don't see any negatives about going into this study.

      Your mother will be receiving no less than the standard of care for Stage IV metastatic colon cancer.

      Just my 2 cents.

      over 4 years ago
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