Tag Archives: colorectal

Array’s colorectal cancer data shows why Pfizer splashed out $11B for the biotech

One key incentive for Pfizer paying $ 11 billion for Array BioPharma was the positive early readouts from its triplet therapy for colorectal cancer. Now, the biotech has shown exactly how attractive that data are. A combination of Array’s BRAF inhibitor Braftovi, its MEK inhibitor Mektovi and the anti-EGFR drug Erbitux significantly extended lives of previously-treated patients… Read More »

High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prompted by the “very encouraging” results of the Sunshine clinical trial, the potential benefits of vitamin D supplementation in metastatic… Read More »