Cetuximab is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body. Cetuximab is used to treat cancers of the colon and rectum. It is also used to treat head and neck cancer. Cetuximab is often used in combination with other cancer medications. Cetuximab may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Erbitux (cetuximab) is used to treat individuals suffering from cancers in the colon, rectum, head, or neck. Erbitux belongs to the drug class known as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors.