Phase II trial of uracil and tegafur plus oral leucovorin: An effective oral regimen in the treatment of metastatic colorectal carcinoma
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
UFT 300 mg/m2/d plus oral leucovorin 150 mg/d administered for 28 days demonstrated significant activity against metastatic colorectal carcinoma. This oral regimen was well tolerated and devoid of the neutropenia or significant oral mucositis that complicates intravenous schedules of fluorouracil (5-FU) plus leucovorin. The results of this clinical trial will serve as the basis for a randomized phase III study to compare this oral schedule of UFT plus leucovorin with intravenous 5-FU plus leucovorin to determine the relative efficacy, impact on quality of life, and cost of the two regimens.