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Clinical Trial at NIH for Unresectable Liver Tumors

Patients with liver tumors, including those that have spread from colorectal cancer, can enroll in a clinical trial at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda. The trial will test the effectiveness of infusing the drug melphalan through the artery that feeds the liver. Colorectal cancer patients with liver metastases are eligible for the trial if they have already had chemotherapy including irinotecan or oxaliplatin.  Limited cancer outside of the liver is acceptable if the most serious problem is within the liver itself.

Trial of New Drug to Blocks Cell Changes Available at NIH Clinical Center

An oral drug that blocks activity of enzymes that change proteins in cells that leads to cancer is being tested at the National Institutes of Health. R935788 or Fostamatinib, a protein kinase inhibitor, is in a Phase II clinical trial for patients with several types of advanced cancer, including colorectal cancer.  Patients whose cancer has gotten worse on previous treatment are eligible to participate.  The trial is being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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