Journal article

Capecitabine combined with oxaliplatin (CapOx) in clinical practice: how significant is peripheral neuropathy?

DJ Storey, M Sakala, CM McLean, HA Phillips, LK Dawson, LR Wall, MT Fallon, S Clive

Annals of Oncology | Published : 2010


BACKGROUND: There is speculation that peripheral neuropathy (PN) with capecitabine and oxaliplatin (CapOx; 130 mg/m(2), day 1, every 21 days) may be more common than with FOLFOX4 (5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin 85 mg/m(2), day 1, every 14 days). We aimed to determine PN incidence and associations during CapOx, and 6 and 12 months after CapOx. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective audit of 188 oxaliplatin-naive colorectal cancer patients (87 adjuvant, 101 palliative) who received at least one cycle of CapOx. Neurosensory Common Toxicity Criteria Adverse Events version 3 were applied. RESULTS: Overall, 94% experienced acute PN. Worst severities for adjuvant and palliative patients, respectively,..

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