Dr. Bekaii-Saab on Active Agents for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD
Published: Saturday, Apr 23, 2016



Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, discusses 2 new agents, regorafenib and TAS-102, for the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer.

Phase III studies have shown that both agents improved outcomes when compared with placebo in refractory settings, Bekaii-Saab explains.

Currently, there is only sequencing data for patients to receive regorafenib first followed by TAS-102; therefore, that is how the agents are used together. However, Bekaii-Saab emphasizes that there are certain instances where one therapy should be used versus the other.

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Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD, professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, discusses 2 new agents, regorafenib and TAS-102, for the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer.

Phase III studies have shown that both agents improved outcomes when compared with placebo in refractory settings, Bekaii-Saab explains.

Currently, there is only sequencing data for patients to receive regorafenib first followed by TAS-102; therefore, that is how the agents are used together. However, Bekaii-Saab emphasizes that there are certain instances where one therapy should be used versus the other.

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