Chemotherapy

Weekly 5 FU

Fluoropyrimidine (5-fluorouracil [5-FU] is the oldest chemotherapy drug for colon cancer and it is usually given with leucovorin [LV]. , It has a long history of its use for colorectal metastatic cancer and support from many older papers. Unfortunately, the issue ofweekly versus every three weeks schedule for 5FU.leukovorin has not been resolved, and with the appearance of many new drugs, has receded into the past and is no longer of actual importance

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Xeloda and irinotecan for second or later lines in colorectal cancer

The issue that we will discuss is Xeliri (Xeloda and irinotecan) in second or later line of therapy. It is a tempting regimen because Xeldoa is an generally effective drug for colorectal cancer and it is oral.  We start by pointing out that there are now six different classes of drugs with significant antitumor activity in colon cancer: Fluoropyrimidine (5-fluorouracil [5-FU] which is usually given with leucovorin [LV], capecitabine, tegafur plus

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Chemo Options for Later Lines of Therapy for Metastatic Colon Cancer

There are now five different classes of drugs with significant antitumor activity in colon cancer: Fluoropyrimidine(5-fluorouracil [5-FU] which is usually given with leucovorin [LV], capecitabine, tegafur plus uracil [UFT]), Irinotecan, Oxaliplatin, Cetuximab and panitumumab (Vectbix). The latter two are monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) directed against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and bevacizumab, is a monoclonal antibody targeting

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