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Dec 26, 2005

New Colon Cancer Guidelines From NCCN

New Colon Cancer Guidelines From NCCN
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is proud to announce several new updates to the NCCN Colon Cancer Guidelines. The changes highlight cutting-edge developments in the treatment of colon cancer and represent the recognized standard for clinical policy in oncology in both the community and the academic practice settings.

The latest version of the NCCN Colon Cancer Guidelines include several major changes to recommended courses of treatment based on recent relevant clinical studies and changing practice patterns. One significant change is the recommendation that all first-line therapy for advanced or metastatic disease should include bevacizumab (Avastin) in the treatment regimen. The panel also added a new regimen, capecitabine (Xeloda) and oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) also known as CAPOX as a treatment option in first-line therapy.

In addition to changing treatment recommendations in advanced or metastatic disease, there are also new options in the adjuvant setting. The panel added new treatment regimens for Stage IIA patients, including capecitabine, 5-FU/leucovorin or 5-FU/leucovorin/oxaliplatin.

Also, a new section entitled "Principles of Pathologic Review" has been added to the NCCN Colon Cancer Guidelines to provide detailed information regarding issues such as adequate lymph node evaluation required for accurate staging and the sentinel lymph node and detection of micrometastasis by immunohistochemistry.

NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) are developed and updated through a consensus-driven process with explicit review of the scientific evidence by multidisciplinary panels of expert physicians from NCCN member institutions. The most recent version of this and all the guidelines are available for free at


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Colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumor that arises from the inner wall of the large intestine or rectum. Colorectal cancer is the third commonest cancer diagnosed in the United States. Each year over 100,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States. Most, of these cancers develop from growths in the colon called polyps. Removal of these polyps can prevent colon cancer.

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