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Colon Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. The First AYliated Hospital, Hangzhou, China

Survival: 7.8 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Country: China
City/State/Province: Hangzhou
Hospital: The First AYliated Hospital
Journal: Link
Date: 1/2011

This study involved 57 advanced colorectal cancer patients who had previously been treated with oxaliplatin and fluoropyrimidine. Patients had a median age of 52 years and 58% were male.

Patients were treated with a combination of chemotherapy agents called FOLFIRI, which includes leucovorin, irinotecan, and 5-fluorouracil.

The maximum toxicity reported was grade 4, including leukopenia, neutropenia, and febrile neutropenia. Grade 3 diarrhea, alopecia, and mucositis (inflammation of the mouth and GI tract) were also reported. All patients had grade 1-3 nausea and vomiting.

The median progression-free survival and median overall survival was 4.8 and 7.8 months, respectively.

Correspondence: Dr. Nong Xu; email:

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