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A 67-year-old female asked:

If xeloda (capecitabine) n irinotecan failed does this mean person with mcrc is chemotherapy resistant ?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Maybe: The treatment for metastatic colorectal Ca also includes FOLFOX which includes the platinum drugs as part of the combo. If not yet taken one should consider this protocol. I usually obtain fresh tumor from bx to send for chemosensitization. If these fail, chemo with Erbitux or Avastin (bevacizumab) may prove beneficial.

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Last updated Feb 11, 2015

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