Recently, the American Congress of Oncology (#ASCO18) was held in Chicago where the latest advances in #coloncancer , research, through #immunotherapy were presented. Various studies have been carried out on different immunotherapeutic drugs that have given very promising results.
There are currently two immunotherapeutic drugs (Pembrolizumab y Nivolumab) approved for colon cancer caused by a genetic mutation called Microsatellite instability; that cause a deficiency in the DNA repairing mechanisms and therefore there are a greater number of mutations. Although this mutation is not very common (15% of the total number of cases and 4% of the patients in advanced stages) it is important to carry out a study in all patients, given that the subgroup may benefit from such an effective treatment.
June 5, 2018
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