Is FOLFOX the same as CAPOX?

CAPOX and FOLFOX are both used in the adjuvant treatment of colon cancer, and while their efficacy is assumed to be similar, they have not been directly compared.

How effective is CAPOX chemotherapy?

The 3-year OS rates were 91% and 81% for stages II and III, respectively. The 3-year DFS rate was 74% for stage II and 66% for stage III. By multivariate analysis, only cancer stage was predictive of overall survival. Conclusions: CAPOX is an effective treatment for stage II and III CC in the adjuvant setting.

What drugs are in CAPOX?

XELOX is a chemotherapy drug combination and is also known as CAPOX, CAPE-OX or OxCap. It is made up of: oxaliplatin (also called Eloxatin) capecitabine (also called Xeloda)

What is CAPOX used for?

What is XELOX (CAPOX)? XELOX (or CAPOX) is used to treat bowel cancer. It is best to read this information with our general information about chemotherapy and the type of cancer you have.

How effective is FOLFOX?

The researchers found that the 213 patients in the study had a 5-year overall survival rate of 77.9 percent. They found FOLFOX significantly increased the overall survival rate in patients who received at least eight cycles.

Is Capox or FOLFOX better?

Conclusion. The CAPOX regimen is preferred in older patients. Disease progression, metastasis, and mortality rates are higher with FOLFOX than with CAPOX.

Do you lose hair with FOLFOX?

Hair loss is rare with this treatment, but you may notice hair thinning. If any of your hair does fall out, it will grow back after treatment has finished. What are the side effects of FOLFOX that I may have? Fatigue is the most common side effect reported by our patients.

How many rounds of FOLFOX can you have?

When you have treatment You have FOLFOX chemotherapy as cycles of treatment each lasting 2 weeks. Depending on your needs, you may have up to 12 cycles.

Is FOLFOX well tolerated?

Conclusion. The modified FOLFOX-6 regimen is effective and well tolerated as a first-line chemotherapy regimen for patients with advanced gastric cancer.