Gemcitabine + 5-FU + RT

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Indication

Adjuvant chemotherapy and chemoradiation for pancreatic head cancer

Before chemoradiation:

  • Gemcitabine (Gemzar) 1000 mg/m2 iv qw x 3 wks

Concurrent chemoradiaton:

  • 5-FU 250 mg/m2/d civi during radiation
  • Radiotherapy 1.8 Gy/d to a total of 50.4 Gy

After chemoradiation:

  • Gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 iv qw x 3 wks q4w x 3

References

Regine WF et al. RTOG 9704 a phase III study of adjuvant pre and post chemoradiation (CRT) 5-FU vs. gemcitabine for resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma. 2006 ASCO annual meeting. Abstract 4007