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If you have colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body despite standard chemotherapy, a healthcare provider may prescribe Vectibix. This drug is only used for certain types of cancer that have a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor. Vectibix helps slow down the progression of cancer by binding to these receptors, slowing down the growth of the cells.
What Is Vectibix Used For?Vectibix® (panitumumab) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of colorectal cancer, a type of cancer that occurs when cancerous cells form in the tissue of the large intestine (colon) or rectum. It is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion, which is a slow injection into a vein.
- Fluorouracil (Adrucil®, Carac®, Efudex®, Fluoroplex®, also known as 5-FU)
- Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin®)
- Irinotecan (Camptosar®).