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NEW YORK – A triple-pronged therapy that simultaneously targets BRAF, EGFR, and MEK seems to stretch out overall survival times in BRAF-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer cases, according to results from a randomized Phase III clinical trial called BEACON.

"We're hopeful that this will give new options for our [BRAF-mutated metastatic CRC] patients," said Scott Kopetz, a gastrointestinal medical oncologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, principal investigator on BEACON and co-lead for MD Anderson's Cancer Moon Shot effort in CRC.

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