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Capecitabine/irinotecan in colorectal cancer: European early-phase data and planned trials.

Abstract:

Capecitabine (Xeloda) and irinotecan (CPT-11, Camptosar) exhibit single-agent activity in colorectal cancer, have nonoverlapping major toxicities, and exhibit a synergistic effect in tumor xenograft models. European early-phase trials of the combination in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer indicate good response rates across doses tested and manageable toxicities, with available data supporting use of a regimen of oral capecitabine at 1,000 mg/m2 twice daily on days 1 to 14 plus IV i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Lab Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)
Volume:
16
Issue:
12 Suppl No 14
Pages:
12-15
Publication date:
2002-12-01
ISSN:
0890-9091
Source identifiers:
246209

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