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Treatment protocols for small and large bowel cancer

Authors
Tim Brenner, PharmD, BCOP
Shrina Duggal, PharmD, BCOP
Jim Natale, PharmD, BCOP
Scott M Wirth, PharmD, BCOP
Section Editor
John W Mucenski, PharmD
Deputy Editor
Diane MF Savarese, MD

INTRODUCTION

The following material represents a subset of chemotherapy regimens that are used for the treatment of patients with small bowel and colorectal cancer, both in the adjuvant setting and for advanced disease. This is not an exhaustive list; it includes regimens that are considered by the authors and editors to be commonly used and important for the care of patients with bowel cancer. Additional regimens may be added over time, particularly as treatment for colorectal cancer evolves.

This topic review is intended to provide only a listing of chemotherapy regimens. It does not address the appropriate context for use of these regimens in the care of patients with colorectal cancer. Clinicians should refer to the individual disease-oriented topic reviews that discuss the use of these protocols in appropriate clinical situations:

(See "Systemic chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer: General principles".)

(See "Systemic chemotherapy for nonoperable metastatic colorectal cancer: Treatment recommendations".)

(See "Therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer in elderly patients and those with a poor performance status".)

                       

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Literature review current through: Nov 2016. | This topic last updated: Thu Oct 27 00:00:00 GMT 2016.
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