Colorectal Cancer Treatment and Research
Research is always going on in the area of colorectal cancer. Scientists are looking for causes and ways to prevent colorectal cancer, better ways to find it early (when it's small and easier to treat), and ways to improve treatments. Here are some examples of current research. Cancer Symptoms in a clinical trial is often the only way to get these treatments.
Targeted therapy drugs work differently from standard chemotherapy drugs. They affect specific parts of cancer cells that make them different from normal cells. Several targeted therapy drugs are already used to treat advanced colorectal cancer. Researchers are studying the best way to give these drugs and looking for new targeted therapy drugs. Studies are also looking at colorectal cancer cells to try to find specific gene changes (mutations) that might be targeted as part of cancer treatment.