Bevacizumab plus irinotecan, 5-fluorouracil, and leucovorin (FOLFIRI) as the second-line therapy for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, a multicenter study.

TitleBevacizumab plus irinotecan, 5-fluorouracil, and leucovorin (FOLFIRI) as the second-line therapy for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, a multicenter study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDeng T, Zhang L, Liu X-J, Xu J-M, Bai Y-X, Wang Y, Han Y, Li Y-H, Ba Y
JournalMedical oncology (Northwood, London, England)
Volume30
Issue4
Pagination752
Date Published2013 Dec
Abstract

Poor prognosis is associated with patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. To seek effective methods, we examine the efficacy and safety of bevacizumab plus FOLFIRI as a second-line chemotherapy in Chinese patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). A total of 55 patients with previous failure of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy were included in this study, from October 2010 to February 2012. All patients received bevacizumab (5 mg/kg) plus FOLFIRI every other week until disease progression or intolerable toxicity occurred. The response rate was 31%, and the disease-controlled rate was 76.4%. The median progression-free survival was 6 months, and the median overall survival was 17 months. Adverse events (AEs) related to chemotherapy were mild to moderate. Only the incidence of grade 3-4 neutropenia reached to 25.5%. The incidence of AEs related to bevacizumab was low. These AEs included grade 3-4 toxicities of hypertension and proteinuria 5.4 and 3.6%, respectively. Bevacizumab plus FOLFIRI is an effective and safe regimen as a second-line treatment for patients with mCRC in China.

DOI10.1016/j.nicl.2013.08.006
Alternate JournalMed. Oncol.