Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer

A Malaysian experience

G. C C Lim, K. G. Rampal, Fuad Ismail, A. K H Lim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the practice of adjuvant chemotherapy in colorectal cancer at the Institute of Radiotherapy and Oncology Hospital Kuala Lumpur. A retrospective analysis of 320 patients, records from 1986 to 1994 was carried out. Adjuvant chemotherapy was given to 98 patients. Cancers of the rectum and sigmoid colon constituted over 60% of the patients. All the regime used were 5 fluorouracil based. The oral route was the most commonly used (55.1%). Toxicity was seldom the reason for stopping treatment (2%). The adjuvant treatment employed has been tolerable while the survival was comparable with other centres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume52
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Colorectal Neoplasms
Sigmoid Neoplasms
Sigmoid Colon
Rectal Neoplasms
Fluorouracil
Colonic Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Survival
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Adjuvant therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Recurrence
  • Survival
  • Toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Lim, G. C. C., Rampal, K. G., Ismail, F., & Lim, A. K. H. (1997). Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: A Malaysian experience. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 52(2), 117-123.

Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer : A Malaysian experience. / Lim, G. C C; Rampal, K. G.; Ismail, Fuad; Lim, A. K H.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 52, No. 2, 1997, p. 117-123.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lim, GCC, Rampal, KG, Ismail, F & Lim, AKH 1997, 'Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: A Malaysian experience', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 117-123.
Lim, G. C C ; Rampal, K. G. ; Ismail, Fuad ; Lim, A. K H. / Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer : A Malaysian experience. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1997 ; Vol. 52, No. 2. pp. 117-123.
@article{af304d3f300c4801ac07819a0da3e518,
title = "Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: A Malaysian experience",
abstract = "This study aims to evaluate the practice of adjuvant chemotherapy in colorectal cancer at the Institute of Radiotherapy and Oncology Hospital Kuala Lumpur. A retrospective analysis of 320 patients, records from 1986 to 1994 was carried out. Adjuvant chemotherapy was given to 98 patients. Cancers of the rectum and sigmoid colon constituted over 60{\%} of the patients. All the regime used were 5 fluorouracil based. The oral route was the most commonly used (55.1{\%}). Toxicity was seldom the reason for stopping treatment (2{\%}). The adjuvant treatment employed has been tolerable while the survival was comparable with other centres.",
keywords = "Adjuvant therapy, Chemotherapy, Colorectal cancer, Recurrence, Survival, Toxicity",
author = "Lim, {G. C C} and Rampal, {K. G.} and Fuad Ismail and Lim, {A. K H}",
year = "1997",
language = "English",
volume = "52",
pages = "117--123",
journal = "Medical Journal of Malaysia",
issn = "0300-5283",
publisher = "Malaysian Medical Association",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer

T2 - A Malaysian experience

AU - Lim, G. C C

AU - Rampal, K. G.

AU - Ismail, Fuad

AU - Lim, A. K H

PY - 1997

Y1 - 1997

N2 - This study aims to evaluate the practice of adjuvant chemotherapy in colorectal cancer at the Institute of Radiotherapy and Oncology Hospital Kuala Lumpur. A retrospective analysis of 320 patients, records from 1986 to 1994 was carried out. Adjuvant chemotherapy was given to 98 patients. Cancers of the rectum and sigmoid colon constituted over 60% of the patients. All the regime used were 5 fluorouracil based. The oral route was the most commonly used (55.1%). Toxicity was seldom the reason for stopping treatment (2%). The adjuvant treatment employed has been tolerable while the survival was comparable with other centres.

AB - This study aims to evaluate the practice of adjuvant chemotherapy in colorectal cancer at the Institute of Radiotherapy and Oncology Hospital Kuala Lumpur. A retrospective analysis of 320 patients, records from 1986 to 1994 was carried out. Adjuvant chemotherapy was given to 98 patients. Cancers of the rectum and sigmoid colon constituted over 60% of the patients. All the regime used were 5 fluorouracil based. The oral route was the most commonly used (55.1%). Toxicity was seldom the reason for stopping treatment (2%). The adjuvant treatment employed has been tolerable while the survival was comparable with other centres.

KW - Adjuvant therapy

KW - Chemotherapy

KW - Colorectal cancer

KW - Recurrence

KW - Survival

KW - Toxicity

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0030829308&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0030829308&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 52

SP - 117

EP - 123

JO - Medical Journal of Malaysia

JF - Medical Journal of Malaysia

SN - 0300-5283

IS - 2

ER -