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Colon and Rectal Cancer: Treatment

Colon and Rectal Cancer: Treatment

Information Summaries from PDQ

Drug Information

  • Drugs Approved for Colon and Rectal Cancer
    This page lists cancer drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in colon cancer and rectal cancer. The list includes generic names, brand names, and common drug combinations, which are shown in capital letters.

Clinical Trials

  • Clinical Trials to Treat Colon Cancer
    Check for colon cancer treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.
  • Clinical Trials to Treat Rectal Cancer
    Check for rectal cancer treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.

Research Findings

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