Original Publication Date: 1 December, 2014
Publication / Source: Colorectal Cancer
Authors: Tony Dhillon
The EGF receptor (EGFR) is important in the regulation of proliferation, apoptosis and angiogenesis in cancer. EGFR inhibitors have become a mainstay of treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer, in particular KRAS wild-type patients in 50–60% of patients. Despite this many patients do not respond to these agents.