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A 67-year-old female asked:

What option is there if chemo fails for met colon cancer ?xeloda (capecitabine) n irinotecan failed

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Oxaliplatin is good: Another good chemo drug is Oxaliplatin. This is often used in combination with 5-FU and Avastin (bevacizumab). If your tumor is KRAS wild type, then EGFR inhibitors(like Cetuximab and Panitumumab) also become relevant choices to use alone or in combination with other drugs.
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