Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 11, 2001
Drug shows promise for treating advanced colorectal tumors resistant to standard treatment
A new drug, IMC-C225 (cetuximab), for the treatment of advanced-stage colorectal cancer can shrink tumors in some patients who have developed resistance to other chemotherapy agents.

Paxil eases depression but not fatigue in patients getting chemotherapy
A commonly used antidepressant significantly relieves depression in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, but has less effect on fatigue.
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