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May 05, 2010
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, affecting both men and women.
September 18, 2009
Until the mid-90s, the only approved agent for treating this cancer was 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and although other agents are now readily available, 5-FU is commonly used as a backbone of combination chemotherapy.