What are the regimens used for systemic chemotherapy in the treatment of colon cancer?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Regimens used for systemic chemotherapy may include the following:

  • 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU)
  • Capecitabine
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Irinotecan
  • Combinations of multiple agents (eg, capecitabine or 5-FU with oxaliplatin, FOLFOX, FOLFIRI, cetuximab or panitumumab with encorafenib)

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