FOLFOX

An abbreviation for a combination chemotherapy regimen that is used to treat colorectal cancer. It includes the drugs leucovorin calcium (folinic acid), fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin. There are several different FOLFOX regimens, including FOLFOX-4, FOLFOX-6, modified FOLFOX-6 (mFOLFOX-6), and FOLFOX-7. They differ in the doses and ways in which the three drugs are given. Also called FOLFOX regimen.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "FOLFOX"

Abreviatura de un tipo de quimioterapia combinada que se usa en el tratamiento de cáncer colorrectal. Contiene los medicamento leucovorina cálcica (ácido folínico), fluorouracilo y oxaliplatino. Hay varios regímenes FOLFOX diferentes, incluso FOLFOX-4, FOLFOX-6, FOLFOX-6 modificado (FOLFOX-6m) y FOLFOX-7. Ellos se administran en diferentes dosis y de diferentes maneras. También se llama régimen FOLFOX.

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