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Previous editions of EJC News Focus

  • November 2011
    Gordon Mills assesses the challenges we face in developing personalised medicine.
  • October 2011
    Richard Sullivan explains why the spiralling rise in healthcare costs associated with cancer is unsustainable.
  • September 2011
    Anne-Lise Borresen-Dale discusses key themes to emerge at the European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress in Stockholm.
  • August 2011
    Jean-Charles Soria, EJC's Drug Development Editor, on the need for a new consensus on assessing toxicities.
  • July 2011
    EJC editor-in-chief Alexander Eggermont on recent advances in melanoma treatment.
  • June 2011
    Jean-Yves Blay discusses how EORTC is adapting to the new environment for research.
  • April/May 2011
    Cora Sternberg reveals exciting developments in the treatment of prostate cancer.
  • March 2011
    EJC's editor for gastrointestinal cancers, Eric van Cutsem, discusses the disappointing findings of recent trials of bevacizumab in colon cancer
  • February 2011
    Michel Coleman from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine discusses a comparison of cancer survival rates in different countries.
  • January 2011
    Jan Willem Coebergh discusses a paper relating to the NELSON lung cancer trial.

EJC News Focus – March 2011

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This month's EJC News Focus video comes from the International Congress on Anticancer Treatment in Paris. Helen Saul discussed the disappointing findings of recent trials of bevacizumab in colon cancer* with EJC’s editor for gastrointestinal cancers, Professor Eric van Cutsem (Leuven, Belgium).


*Phase III trial assessing bevacizumab in stages II and III carcinoma of the colon: Results of NSABP protocol C-08. Allegra CJ, et al. J Clin Oncol 2011. 29: 11-16

Lessons from the adjuvant bevacizumab trial on colon cancer: What next? Van Cutsem E, et al. J Clin Oncol 2011 29: 1-10

Disease course patterns after discontinuation of bevacizumab: Pooled analysis of randomized phase III trials. Miles D, et al. J Clin Oncol 2011. 29: 83-88

AVANT: Results from a randomized, three-arm multinational phase III study to investigate bevacizumab with either XELOX or FOLFOX4 versus FOLFOX4 alone as adjuvant treatment for colon cancer. De Gramont A, et al. J Clin Oncol 2011. 29 (suppl 4) Abstract 362