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Cancer and Aflibercept

As a type of chemotherapy medicine, ziv-aflibercept (Zaltrap®) is given as an injection into a vein (by IV) once every two weeks to treat colorectal cancer. This prescription medication is approved for use in adults age 18 and older.
 
Colorectal cancer occurs when cancerous cells form in the colon (the large intestine) or the rectum (the end of the colon). Ziv-aflibercept is specifically approved to treat colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body (metastasized), and has progressed or has not adequately responded after other chemotherapy treatment.
 
This drug works by cutting off the blood supply to the colorectal tumors, which can help to slow down tumor growth. However, ziv-aflibercept does not cure colorectal cancer.
 
(Click What Is Ziv-Aflibercept Used For? to learn more about using this medication to treat colorectal cancer.)
 
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