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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: The efficacy of a concomitant oxaliplatin/bolus 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin regimen in 123 heavily pretreated patients with advanced colorectal cancer was evaluated. Patients with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 to 2 and radiographically progressive cancer which failed to respond to between two and five prior treatment modalities were consented and enrolled. Methods: Patients received oxaliplatin on day 1 of weeks 1, 3, and 5 of an 8-week cycle. 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin was administered on day 1 of weeks 1 through 6. Results: Grade 3 to 4 toxicities were as follows: diarrhea 30%; vomiting 11%; hematologic <3%; peripheral neuropathy 2.5%. Of the 101 patients evaluable for response, 7% achieved a partial response (median duration 4.25 mo), 1 patient achieved a minor response (7 mo), and 31% had stable disease (median duration 6.08 mo). The median time to progression was 3.6 months. Conclusion: This regimen in heavily pretreated patients with disseminated colorectal cancer is of modest benefit, often at the expense of considerable gastrointestinal toxicity. It appears that the use of oxaliplatin/bolus 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin is more toxic than oxaliplatin/infusional 5-fluorouracil and possibly less effective.
    Southern Medical Journal 09/2004; 97(9):831-835. DOI:10.1097/01.SMJ.0000129793.35088.5C
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    ABSTRACT: The efficacy of a concomitant oxaliplatin/bolus 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin regimen in 123 heavily pretreated patients with advanced colorectal cancer was evaluated. Patients with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 to 2 and radiographically progressive cancer which failed to respond to between two and five prior treatment modalities were consented and enrolled. Patients received oxaliplatin on day 1 of weeks 1, 3, and 5 of an 8-week cycle. 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin was administered on day 1 of weeks 1 through 6. Grade 3 to 4 toxicities were as follows: diarrhea 30%; vomiting 11%; hematologic < 3%; peripheral neuropathy 2.5%. Of the 101 patients evaluable for response, 7% achieved a partial response (median duration 4.25 mo), 1 patient achieved a minor response (7 mo), and 31% had stable disease (median duration 6.08 mo). The median time to progression was 3.6 months. This regimen in heavily pretreated patients with disseminated colorectal cancer is of modest benefit, often at the expense of considerable gastrointestinal toxicity. It appears that the use of oxaliplatin/bolus 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin is more toxic than oxaliplatin/infusional 5-fluorouracil and possibly less effective.
    Southern Medical Journal 09/2004; 97(9):831-5.