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Monthly 5-days 5-fluorouracil and low-dose leucovorin for adjuvant chemotherapy in colon cancer

 Joong B Ahn  ;  Kwang Y Shim  ;  Hei C Jeung  ;  Sun Y Rha  ;  Nae C Yoo  ;  Nam K Kim  ;  Jae K Roh  ;  Jin S Min  ;  Byung S Kim  ;  Hyun C Chung 
 Cancer Letters, Vol.167(2) : 215-224, 2001 
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 Cancer Letters 
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We investigated the dose-related effect of the 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/leucovorin regimen on survival in 139 colon cancer patients with Dukes’ B2 and C2 stage disease. Chemotherapy consisted of 400 mg/m2 of 5-FU and 20 mg/m2 of leucovorin injected daily for 5 days in every 4 weeks for a maximum of 12 cycles. The total dose of 5-FU administered per body surface area had a significant effect on the 5-year disease-free survival and 5-year overall survival in stage B2 and C2 colon cancer patients (P=0.0018, P=0.0011). Analysis with reference to the median DSDI demonstrated that there was a significant difference in 5-year survival in Dukes’ C2 (P=0.0016), but survival was not affected by the dose intensity. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that only the total dose of 5-FU administered per surface area affected the 5-year disease-free survival and 5-year overall survival (P=0.0016, P=0.0007, respectively). It can be concluded that the total dose of 5-FU administered is important in planned dosage schedule of adjuvant chemotherapy in colon cancer.
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노재경(Roh, Jae Kyung)
라선영(Rha, Sun Young) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2512-4531
안중배(Ahn, Joong Bae) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6787-1503
정현철(Chung, Hyun Cheol) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0920-9471
정희철(Jeung, Hei Cheul)
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