“We are living in the middle of molecular revolution in treatment of colon cancer.” “The goal of treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer today is CURE.” – Leading colorectal cancer oncologist.
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Metastatic colon cancer cure is possible today. Colon cancer treatment update. Colon cancer differs from any other metastatic solid tumors. It’s very important to realize it. Colon cancer is really different from any other metastatic solid tumors. Colorectal cancer targeted chemotherapy options. Advanced stage 4 colon cancer treatment by targeted chemotherapy. Medical second opinion confirms colorectal cancer diagnosis at genetic level. Medical second opinion also confirms colon cancer cure is possible in metastatic colon cancer. Best precision medicine treatment for advanced stage 4 colon cancer with metastatic lesions. Medical second opinion helps to select a personalized medicine targeted treatment for stage 4 colorectal cancer with liver or lung metastases. Get medical second opinion on advanced colorectal cancer. Be confident that your precision medicine treatment is the best. Best colorectal cancer treatment by new BRAF inhibitors, EGFR inhibitor monoclonal antibodies, anti-angiogenesis medications and multikinase inhibitors. Video interview with leading expert in metastatic colorectal cancer treatment from California. Colon cancer treatment. Cure of advanced colon cancer is possible. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Let’s start with colorectal cancer treatment. That is treatment of colon cancer and treatment of rectal cancer. Colon cancer therapy sees very rapid progress with introduction of new medications that target molecular pathways that are important in colorectal cancer. Avastin, Erbitux, and other monoclonal antibodies that in combination with chemotherapeutic agents show high efficacy in colorectal cancer treatment. Targeted therapies are particularly effective in metastatic colon cancer. Could you please talk about the recent progress in chemotherapy of colorectal cancer? There is a particular emphasis on targeted therapies. Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD (Colorectal Cancer Expert, California). Yeah, I think it’s very important to realize that colon cancer is really different than any other metastatic solid tumors. We are living in the middle of a molecular revolution in treatment of colon cancer. Before we relied on the histology of tumor to diagnose and treat colon cancer. We relied upon staging of cancer with imaging technologies. we are classifying colorectal cancer tumors by using molecular markers. We do genetic profiling of the tumor. New medications have been developed to target the activated pathways in colon cancer. They are based on genetic research and understanding many important molecular pathways in colon cancer. Several molecular pathways play a significant role in the development of colon cancer. Genetic changes are important for the progression of colon cancer to metastatic, advanced disease. Why tumor genetic profiling is much more important for colon cancer compared to lung cancer or breast cancer? Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD (Colorectal Cancer Expert, California). Because colon cancer has a very unique pattern of metastasis. The colon cancer tumor usually metastasizes into the liver. Then maybe colon cancer metastasizes to the lung and other organs. But liver is one of the most fascinating organs in our body. Because liver is the only organ that regenerates itself. what does that really mean? Sometimes colon cancer tumors are growing within the liver. We can successfully shrink these metastatic tumors with chemotherapy. Then we can remove the metastatic lesion from the liver. We can cure potentially the patient. Cure is usually unheard of for metastatic cancer. But there is a better efficacy of our chemotherapeutic treatment options for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. So the goal of cancer treatment today is “cure.” This is particularly true if colon cancer metastases are limited to the liver. Goal of treatment is not only palliation, as this was in the past. Better understanding of the colon cancer genetic and molecular make-up helps us. We understand better the choice of colon cancer treatment. We ultimately can shrink the metastatic lesions. We can potentially allow curative resection of liver metastatic lesions. It makes a big difference for colon cancer patients. This is a unique characteristic of colon cancer. It needs to be recognized. Colorectal cancer is a disease that is different than almost any other solid cancer tumor. Metastatic stage 4 colon cancer treatment can cure patient even with liver and lung metastases. Metastatic colon cancer differs from other stage 4 cancers.