Dr. Wu on Efficacy of Approved Agents in Colorectal Cancer

Jennifer Wu, MD
Published: Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015



Jennifer Wu, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses the efficacy of regorafenib and TAS-102 for the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC).

As a single agent, regorafenib has been shown to have an overall survival (OS) benefit in refractory patients with CRC. A second oral agent, TAS-102, has had an OS benefit in patients. Wu explains that patients who receive TAS-102 were pretreated with regorafenib. 

These agents are chosen based on patient preference and prior patient experience. Sometimes, the drugs can be administered sequentially, Wu says.

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Jennifer Wu, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses the efficacy of regorafenib and TAS-102 for the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC).

As a single agent, regorafenib has been shown to have an overall survival (OS) benefit in refractory patients with CRC. A second oral agent, TAS-102, has had an OS benefit in patients. Wu explains that patients who receive TAS-102 were pretreated with regorafenib. 

These agents are chosen based on patient preference and prior patient experience. Sometimes, the drugs can be administered sequentially, Wu says.

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