Lonsurf Approved for Advanced Colon Cancer

September 22, 2015 8:06 PM

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TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination pill Lonsurf (trifluridine and tipiracil) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced colon cancer for people who aren't responding to other treatments, the agency said Tuesday in a news release.

Colon cancer is the third most common cause of non-skin cancer in the United States, the FDA said, citing the U.S. National Cancer Institute. It's still the second most common cause of cancer death behind lung cancer, although rates have been declining, in part, due to increased screening for the di...

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