A weekly infusion of high dose 5-fluorouracil by way of the hepatic artery has been performed in 23 cases with synchronous metastasis from colorectal cancer since 1993. The prognosis in these cases was compared with 94 cases treated without infusion chemotherapy in 94 cases before 1992. The overall one-year and three-year survival rate was 64.8% and 30.2%, respectively, in cases with infusion chemotherapy. The one-year and three-year survival rate was 42.8% and 18.6%, respectively, in cases without infusion chemotherapy. Overall survival rate was significantly different between cases with and without infusion chemotherapy (p < 0.05). In conclusion, weekly infusion chemotherapy resulted in a better survival rate than without infusion chemotherapy.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 10-1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research