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Is KRAS Testing Right for You?

Concerned about whether you should have your tumor tested for a KRAS mutation? You should discuss KRAS testing and your treatment options with your doctor If you are currently being treated with Erbitux® (cetuximab) or Vectibix™ (panitumumab) for colorectal cancer. Before beginning Erbitux or Vectibix treatment, either as single medicines or in combination with chemotherapy. When you are first diagnosed with advanced colon or rectal cancer and are planning a treatment strategy. Recent research has shown that people with a certain change or mutation in the KRAS gene in their tumor do not benefit from either Erbitux or Vectibix.  This is true whether the medicine is used alone (monotherapy) or