Study: Gene variant affects response to bowel cancer drugs

10/23/2008 | Bloomberg · Yahoo!

Advanced colon cancer patients with a mutation in the BRAF gene do not respond to ImClone Systems' Erbitux and Amgen's Vectibix, Italian researchers reported. The finding comes after earlier studies showed that another gene called KRAS can help identify patients who are most likely to benefit from both drugs.

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