Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: October 9

Briefly: In research this week, human embryonic stem cells produced an immune response in mice with colon cancer, and discussing strong pain medicines with cancer patients reduces their pain by about 20 percent. The Food and Drug Administration has found…  Read More

FDA Sets Limits on Darvon and Darvocet but Doesn't Recommend Market Withdrawal

Despite recommendations from two of its advisory committees for a phased withdrawal of propoxyphene-containing products, the Food and Drug Administration won’t be taking them off the market.  Instead they’ll require a black box warning on the label and a medication…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: July 25

Research shows how lemon and lavender ease stress by acting on the immune system and gene expression. In colon cancer, patients with lots of immune-system cells in their tumors have better survival, and men and younger people risk more severe…  Read More

FDA Approves Labeling Changes for Erbitux and Vectibix to Reflect KRAS Status

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved labeling changes for Vectibix and Erbitux to reflect studies that found the two drugs are not effective in patients whose tumors have mutated KRAS. The FDA has updated the indication and usage…  Read More

FDA Alert: Clarcon Skin Products Have High Levels of Bacteria

The Food and Drug Administration warns consumers not to use skin sanitizers and skin protectants manufactured by the Clarcon Laboratory of Roy, Utah.  A recent inspection found high-levels of disease-causing bacteria in the products. Some of the bacteria can cause…  Read More