Topic: Any Exp with Folfiri and Cetuximab

Hi , I am posting here for the first time. My husb has the intrahepatic CC with mets. My Sis-il, uid-Jypan has posted about us. This place is a great source of information and feels like family. I hope to add my bit too.

      My husb's first line of Trmnt was 4 cycles of gem Ox which kept the primary tumor and LN stable but did not shrink it. This was followed by 2 cycles of gem +Xeloda. he was operated for LN removal and IRE. The  biomarker test showed Kras neg. He was treated with 7 cycles of gem and Erbitux. The LNs intially shrunk in the first 4 cycles but later started increasing. So our Dr. at SLoan has changed it Folfiri +Erbitux.

  I would like to know if anyone has had experience with Folfiri + Cetuximab combo.

Faith works Miracles.

Re: Any Exp with Folfiri and Cetuximab

Dear IHope, welcome, and yes, we know JYPAN. I cannot help on the chemo question, just wanted to welcome you, but I know when everyone wakes up this morning you will be getting some answers so hang in here and welcome!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Any Exp with Folfiri and Cetuximab

Ihope....thanks for joining our group.  I am not aware of anyone on this site treated with the above chemo however; I am hoping for someone new to chime in and share his/her experience with you. I do know that it is used for colon cancer, but then again all chemo drugs are used for various, other cancers too. In general: once maximum benefit has been reached, other drugs, most often a combination of drugs, are applied.  Please know that all information received on this site must be validated by your physician.  I am sending tons of good wishes your way.  Fingers are crossed for a positive response and please, keep us posted.
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Any Exp with Folfiri and Cetuximab

Hi,

Below, separately, it may helps a bit.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20164661

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17551313

http://www.springerlink.com/content/b201535t2700r972/


God bless

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.