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Cancer Research and Treatment 2001;33(5): 414-419. doi: https://doi.org/10.4143/crt.2001.33.5.414
Combination Chemotherapy of Oxaliplatin, 5-Fluorouracil, and Leucovorin in 5-Fluorouracil-Pretreated Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Soo Mee Bang, Eun Kyung Cho, Jae Hwan Oh, Heung Moon Chang, Jin Seok Ahn, Jung Ae Lee, Young Iee Park, Myung Jue Ahn, Young Suk Park, Dong Bok Shin, Jae Hoon Lee
1Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon Medical School,Incheon, Korea.
2Department of General Surgery, Gachon Medical School,Incheon, Korea.
3Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Collegeof Medicine, Korea.
4Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University Collegeof Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  Published online: October 31, 2001.
To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of oxaliplatin in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin (LV) in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who previously treated with 5-FU-based chemotherapy.
Between April 1999 and January 2001, thirty-two patients were enrolled in this study. Oxaliplatin 130 mg/m2 was given intravenously (IV) on day 1 as was 5-FU 500 mg/m2 IV followed by continuous infusion of 5-FU 3,000 mg/m2 and LV 100 mg/m2 for 48 hours administered every 3 weeks. Six patients had received 5-FU as an adjuvant setting and 26 patients as a palliative regimen.
The median age of the patients was 50 years (range; 19-69) and the dominant sites of metastasis were the liver, lung or both in 9, 5 and 2 patients respectively. In 30 evaluable patients, the overall response rate was 27% including 1 complete response and 7 partial responses. The median response duration was 28 weeks (95% confidence interval; 22~34 weeks) and the median progression free survival of all patients was 24 weeks (95% confidence interval; 15~33 weeks). A median 5 cycles (range; 2~9) and total 155 cycles were performed in 32 patients. 150 cycles were evaluable for toxicity. The most common hematologic toxicity was grade 1~2 anemia in 78 cycles (52%). Leukopenia (39%) and thrombocytopenia (23%) were fully reversible. The most common non-hematologic toxicity was nausea/vomiting (43/30%) followed by diarrhea (23%), hepatotoxicity (21%) and neurotoxicity (21%). One patient ceased therapy due to grade 4 diarrhea. No other severe toxicity interrupted this treatment.
Oxaliplatin, 5-FU and LV in combination showed significant activity in previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer with favorable toxicity.
Key words: Colorectal neoplasm;Combination chemotherapy;Oxaliplatin;5-Fluorouracil
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