Because mFOLFOX6 has few contraindications, it is useful for poor performance status (PS) cases. However, in Japan, there are some reports that the dose is reduced easily. We retrospectively examined the safety/usefulness of the full dose mFOLFOX6 (first-line) for advanced colon cancer patients with poor PS. Four of five cases had improved PS. The response rate was 60%. Grade 3/4 adverse events were infection, leukopenia, and neutropenia. Treatment-related deaths within 60 days of starting treatment were absent. Full-dose mFOLFOX6 for poor PS may be beneficial. However, we must consider the increased risk of adverse events.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Dec|
- Palliative chemotherapy
- Poor performance status
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research