A randomised comparison between 6 months of bolus fluorouracil/leucovorin and 12 weeks of protracted venous infusion fluorouracil as adjuvant treatment in colorectal cancer.

BACKGROUND We performed a multicentre randomised trial to compare the efficacy and toxicity of 12 weeks of protracted venous infusion (PVI) 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) against the standard bolus monthly regimen of 5-FU/leucovorin (LV) given for 6 months as adjuvant treatment in colorectal cancer (CRC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with curatively resected… CONTINUE READING