The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and l-leucovorin (I-LV) in 50 patients with advanced or recurrent colorectal cancer in our institute. The dose of 5-FU was 600 mg/m2 and the dose of l-LV was 250 mg/m2. Objective response were 36.8% of patients who had administration of full-dose and 14.8% of patients who had the administration of reduced dose or prolonged interval. No significant difference was observed in clinical benefit rates between patients administrated in full-dose and patients in reduced dose or prolonged interval. Median survival time (MST) of patients in reduced dose or prolonged interval is longer than patients in full-dose. These data suggest that 5-FU/l-LV can be given in the outpatient and yields improved prognosis and minimal adverse reactions even in patients in reduced dose or prolonged interval.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Jul|
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