Published in Clinical Oncology Week, November 21st, 2005
According to a recent review from Pennsylvania, "Multiple studies have demonstrated that black patients have a less favorable prognosis and suffer higher death rates from colorectal cancer than whites. After more than 40 years of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-based therapy, the introduction of new agents such as irinotecan, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine in the past decade has revolutionized the treatment of colorectal cancer."
"Although 5-FU remains an important part of most regimens, irinotecan and oxaliplatin are now essential components of front-line therapy. The...
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