Clinical and economic evaluation of first-line therapy with FOLFIRI or modified FOLFOX6 for metastatic colorectal cancer.

OBJECTIVE Recently, significant progress in treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer has been achieved. Either FOLFIRI (fluorouracil, leucovorin and irinotecan) or modified FOLFOX6 (fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin, oxaliplatin dose 85 mg/m(2)) is selected as first-line therapy in clinical practice in Japan. However, economic burden of colorectal… (More)