Topic: F5U

My wife was diagnosed late March 2007...on Gemzar for 4 months..not working..tumors growing.  Oncologist recommends F5U.  Does anyone have info on success rates with this drug?

Re: F5U

Seamus,
I have not used F5U so I can't comment personally.  You might consider emailing Rick and ask him to move this thread to the Chemo section.  Then bump it if you don't get a response.
Also, a search on this site for F5U will turn up lots of posts.

Hope this helps.
Peter

Re: F5U

Seamus,
My husband was on the pump of 5FU with a combo of radiation after 6 weeks of Gemzar and Oxlyplatin. At the time he was on the pump and even the chemo they were not treating tumors.  They were using this for "wipe up" of any stray cancer cells.  Everything seemed to work for awhile but unfortunately the cancer returned.  Best of luck to your wife.
Joyce

Re: F5U

Is anyone who visits this site enrolled in the Davanat/5FU trial?  I know there are only a handful of patients enrolled.  We are considering it for my dad and was hoping to get some insight from someone who is on it.

Any info would be appreciated.