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Anyone using oxaliplatin and 5-FU for colon cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes, absolutely

5fu (fluorouracil) based chemotherapy is the standard chemotherapy in colon cancer.
Combination of 5-FU and oxaliplatin is widely used and a standard regiment of chemotherapy in colorectal cancer. A big randoomized clinical trial in colon cancer ( mosaic study) has demonstrated the overall survival benefit of using combination of 5fu (fluorouracil)/oxaliplatin in stage iii colon cancer and limited case of stage ii disease.

In brief: Yes, absolutely

5fu (fluorouracil) based chemotherapy is the standard chemotherapy in colon cancer.
Combination of 5-FU and oxaliplatin is widely used and a standard regiment of chemotherapy in colorectal cancer. A big randoomized clinical trial in colon cancer ( mosaic study) has demonstrated the overall survival benefit of using combination of 5fu (fluorouracil)/oxaliplatin in stage iii colon cancer and limited case of stage ii disease.
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Depends on stage etc

While that combination is not the standard for adjuvant chemotherapy (given after the primary cancer is removed), it has been used in clinical trials for adjuvant as well as neoadjuvant treatment (combination therapy given as first line, before removal of the primary tumor).
Cancer resut is good but complications have been higher.

In brief: Depends on stage etc

While that combination is not the standard for adjuvant chemotherapy (given after the primary cancer is removed), it has been used in clinical trials for adjuvant as well as neoadjuvant treatment (combination therapy given as first line, before removal of the primary tumor).
Cancer resut is good but complications have been higher.
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