Modulation of 5-fluorouracil with methotrexate and low-dose N-(phosphonacetyl)-L-aspartate in patients with advanced colorectal cancer. Results of a phase II study.


Methotrexate (MTX) and N-phosphonacetyl-L-aspartate acid (PALA) have been shown to modulate the cytotoxic effects of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). A phase II study was initiated to evaluate the feasibility, toxicity and efficacy of PALA/MTX and 5-FU in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. 26 patients received PALA 250 mg/m2 as an intravenous 15-min infusion… (More)