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

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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