KRAS mutation in colorectal cancer

KRAS mutation analysis is a vital part of the treatment algorithm for metastatic bowel cancer. The absence of the KRAS mutation means that medications like Cetuximab and Panitumumab can be used effectively in these patients.

Presence of the mutation does not always mean that these medications cannot be used. The mutation in G13D might still have benefit with Cetuximab (still under investigation).

Worth discussing with your Oncologist.

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Rohit Joshi

I am a doctor who helps people deal with cancer with diagnosis and management of the illness (chemotherapy, biological agents, immunotherapy and hormonal agents).

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