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Obesity;prolonged inactivity; fiber; KRAS G13D*****UPDATE on MSK vs Zaltrap

coloCan
Posts: 1921
Joined: Oct 2009

ecancer.org/news/3458
("Obesity promotes tumor growth regardless of diet" with link to original study)

medicalnewstoday.com/articles/251492.php
(prolonged sitting not good,even with exercise)

sciencealert.com.au/news/20121410-23797.html
(on fiber's benefits)

Plus:

ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=30012
(on more timely Dx results)

Research is taking a close look at a KRAS mutation known as KRAS G13D which might be susceptible to erbitux, which is usually not administered for KRAS mutations:
jco.ascopubs.org/content/30/29/3570.abstract

(if you can access it, the Sept issue of clinicaloncology.com has :"For Anti-EGFR Therapy, Not All KRAS Mutations Created Equal"-worth reading!)

coloCan
Posts: 1921
Joined: Oct 2009

nytimes.com/2012/10/15/opinion/a-hosiptal-says-no-to-an-11000-a-month-cancer-drug.html?_r=0

janie1
Posts: 753
Joined: Apr 2011

I'm treated at MSK, so this is very discouraging, however, if they think it doesn't offer anything more than Avastin, at least a lot more money isn't being spent.
HMMMMM........however.....Genentech makes Avastin.......and I am wondering if MSK and Genentech have an "alliance", meaning they (MSK) will only use Avastin..........something to think about.

Was hoping Zaltrap would work better than Avastin. Zaltrap targets tumors 3 ways.....Avastin only 1.
I don't know, something doesn't seem right.

coloCan
Posts: 1921
Joined: Oct 2009

cost for Zaltrap reduced by fifty percent!!~!!

nytimes.com/2012/11/09/business/sanofi-halves-price-of-drug-after-sloan-kettering-balks-at-paying-it.html?

coloCan
Posts: 1921
Joined: Oct 2009

medicalnewstoday.com/releases/252546.php

or

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/can-foods-affect-colon-cancer-survival/

or

newswise.com/articles/view/595810/?sc=dwhn

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pete43lost_at_sea
Posts: 3915
Joined: Nov 2010

http://www.cancernetwork.com/colorectal-cancer/content/article/10165/2113237
i think the sugar debate has been won at last, but i could be wrong. would not be the first time.
and the key point now becomes . how onc start pushing lifestyle as more important to survival than drugs.
hugs,
pete

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Kathleen808
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Joined: Jan 2009

Great info.

Thanks!!!

Aloha,
Kathleen

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