Five year results of a randomized trial of adjuvant 5-fluorouracil and levamisole in colorectal cancer.

@article{Windle1987FiveYR,
  title={Five year results of a randomized trial of adjuvant 5-fluorouracil and levamisole in colorectal cancer.},
  author={Richard A. Windle and Peter R. F. Bell and Denise Shaw},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={74 7},
  pages={569-72}
}
Following curative surgery for colorectal cancer 141 patients were randomized to receive a 6 month course of 5-fluorouracil (5FU) with or without postoperative levamisole or supportive treatment only. The patients have been followed up for a minimum of 5 years and 52 per cent of patients in the control group, 44 per cent of the 5FU group and 32 per cent of the 5FU/levamisole group have died of tumour recurrence. This represents a significant survival advantage in the patients receiving… CONTINUE READING

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