An abbreviation for a chemotherapy combination used to treat advanced colorectal cancer that has spread. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It includes the drugs leucovorin calcium (folinic acid), fluorouracil, and irinotecan hydrochloride. Also called FOLFIRI regimen.
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FOLFIRI is a chemotherapy regimen for treatment of colorectal cancer. It is made up of the following drugs: Several drugs, including Cetuximab, a monoclonal antibody to epidermal growth factor receptor, are sometimes added to FOLFIRI. The regimen consists of: This cycle is typically repeated every two weeks. The dosages shown above may vary from c
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