Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: April 17

This week we have research reports about risk of complications after hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomies, the benefit of music therapy during hospice treatment, and a gene that predicts better response to cetuximab. In other headlines, we found an excellent overview of…  Read More

FDA Recommends Avoiding Pistachios Due to Salmonella

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella in California has recalled over a million pounds of pistachios after Salmonella was found in Back To Nature Trail Mix by Kraft Foods.  Kraft traced the contamination back to Setton. Setton is recalling both its large…  Read More

Leucovorin Shortage Update

The Food and Drug Administration has updated information on the ongoing leucovorin shortage as of 3/23/09. Both Bedford Laboratories and Teva Pharmaceuticals are reporting manufacturing delays for leucovorin.  Spectrum Pharmaceuticals has limited supplies of Fusilev® (levoleucovorin) which is a different…  Read More