New gene mutation found in 20% of colon & endometrial cancer

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New gene mutation found in 20% of colon & endometrial cancer

Postby lpas » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:21 pm

Those with the altered gene (RNF43) may benefit from drugs that target the wrt pathway, which are currently in clinical trial.

http://www.dana-farber.org/Newsroom/News-Releases/Unsuspected-gene-found-frequently-mutated-in-colorectal-endometrial-cancers.aspx
11/14 Dx sigmoid CC @ 45yo
12/14 Colectomy + hysterectomy
Stage IIIB, T3N1bM0, 2/20 nodes, MSS, G2, KRAS(A146T), TP53, SMAD4, ERBB2, CEA 1.0
2/15-7/15 XELOX & Celebrex
4/18 clean CT
2/19 clean scope
Ongoing Celebrex, Tagamet & other carefully-targeted supplements
Post-chemo CEA 3.0, 2.5, 2.3, 2.0, 1.6, 1.3, 1.8, 2.1, 1.8, 2.0, 1.8, 1.9, 1.7, 1.5, 1.6, 1.5, 1.4, 1.4, 1.3, 1.3, 1.6, 1.6, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 2.2, 2.4, 2.1 and ? For sanity's sake I've stopped looking.
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