Common questions

Is CAPOX the same as Xelox?

Is CAPOX the same as Xelox?

XELOX and CAPOX are different names for the same combination of chemotherapy drugs. They are named after the initials of the drugs used for treatment.

How is Xelox administered?

The treatment is made up of Xeloda® (capecitabine) which is a chemotherapy pill and oxaliplatin, a liquid drug which is given through a needle in your arm. One cycle of XELOX treatment is 3 weeks long. This means you will be considered for treatment once every 3 weeks.

What is Xelox chemotherapy?

View Patient Information. A chemotherapy regimen consisting of capecitabine (Xeloda) and oxaliplatin used for the treatment of advanced-stage colorectal cancer. This regimen differs from a similar regimen, CAPOX, with regards to the dosing schedule for oxaliplatin.

How long is adjuvant chemotherapy?

Adjuvant treatments may last from just a few weeks to as long as 10 years.

How effective is Xelox?

Results showed that the 7-year disease-free survival rates were 63% in the XELOX group and 56% in the 5-FU/FA group (HR = 0.80; 95% CI: 0.69-0.93; P=0.004). Researchers found that 7-year overall survival rates were 73% and 67%, respectively (HR = 0.83; 95% CI: 0.70-0.99; P=0.04).

What is clean up chemo?

Neoadjuvant chemo is given (sometimes with radiation) before surgery to try to shrink the cancer and make it easier to remove. This is often done for rectal cancer.

Is oxaliplatin a strong chemo?

Oxaliplatin is considered the most neurotoxic chemotherapy, and at the origin of peripheral neuropathies.

What kind of cancer treatment does XELOX give?

PMID: 15169795 XELOX (Capecitabine Plus Oxaliplatin): Active First-Line Therapy for Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Jim Cassidy

Which is better oxaliplatin or capecitabine plus XELOX?

The XELOX regimen (capecitabine plus oxaliplatin), established in a previous dose-finding study, should improve on infused oxaliplatin with FU and leucovorin (FOLFOX) regimens. The present studies further characterize efficacy and safety of the XELOX regimen.

Where can I get Xelox adjuvant in China?

3 Department of Colorectal Surgery, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, 651 Dongfeng Road East, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510060, P. R. China. [email protected].

Which is the first line Xelox for MCRC?

Patients with MCRC received first-line XELOX in 3-week treatment cycles: intravenous oxaliplatin 130 mg/m(2) (day 1) followed by oral capecitabine 1,000 mg/m(2) twice daily (day 1, evening, to day 15, morning). Results: A preclinical study confirmed that capecitabine has supra-additive activity with oxaliplatin.