This page contains brief information about cetuximab and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Cetuximab is approved to be used alone or with other drugs to treat:
- Colorectal cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body).
- Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck that is:
Cetuximab is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
More About Cetuximab
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Cetuximab - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.
Targeted Cancer Therapies - Information about the use of this drug to treat cancer.
Biological Therapies for Cancer - Information about the use of this drug to treat cancer.
Clinical Trial Results: Cetuximab Combined with Oxaliplatin-Based Chemotherapy May Not Be Effective First-Line Treatment for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.
Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Cetuximab - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.