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My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer a year and a half

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Hi.
My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer a year and a half ago.
Initially she had oxalyplatine, but the cancer spread to her peritoneum after about 8 months.
Since then (about january this year), she has had the standard 5fu, with irintotecan and cetuximab.
Last month though, the cancer spread again, so the oncologist has stopped all chemo and recommended going for a trial.
Recently I have heard that NICE have approved Lonsurf (trifluride/tipiracil) when all other options for colon cancer have stopped working. My mother's oncologist has not mentioned this drug though, so is that because it is not worth trying, or because it still is not quite available yet?
Thanks for your time.
Rob
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry about your mother.

Lonsurf is approved in the US

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm463650.htm

it was approved last year.

perhaps your oncologist has not heard of it yet.

I would talk to her oncologist about it.

Lonsurf is an option, just like another clinical trail is an option for her.

let me know if you have other questions.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry about your mother.

Lonsurf is approved in the US

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm463650.htm

it was approved last year.

I don't think it is approved in the UK yet.

http://www.christie.nhs.uk/media/3698/1141.pdf

actually I think it may be

http://www.ukmi.nhs.uk/applications/ndo/record_view_open.asp?newDrugID=5452

yes, it was launched in July 2016. last month.

perhaps your oncologist has not heard of it yet.

I would talk to her oncologist about it.

Lonsurf is an option, just like another clinical trail is an option for her.

let me know if you have other questions.

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