Palliative 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy for advanced colorectal cancer in the elderly: results of a 10-year experience.

@article{Magn2002Palliative5C,
  title={Palliative 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy for advanced colorectal cancer in the elderly: results of a 10-year experience.},
  author={Nicholas Magn{\'e} and {\'E}ric François and Laure Broisin and Emmanuel Guardiola and Alain Rama{\"i}oli and J -M Ferrero and Mo{\"i}se Namer},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={126-30}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the objective tumor response rates and toxicities in elderly patients (older than 70 years) with advanced colorectal cancer treated with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) as a first-line palliative chemotherapy regimen. Eighty-six consecutive patients were enrolled onto a retrospective study between January 1990 and February 1998. Patients were divided into two groups; group 1 consisted of patients who were 70 to 74 years old, and group 2 consisted of patients who were… CONTINUE READING
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