This page contains brief information about oxaliplatin and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Oxaliplatin is approved to be used with other drugs to treat:
- Colorectal cancer that is advanced or has recurred (come back).
- Stage III colon cancer. It is used as adjuvant therapy in patients who have had surgery to remove the cancer.
Oxaliplatin is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
More About Oxaliplatin
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Oxaliplatin - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.
Clinical Trial Results: Cetuximab Combined with Oxaliplatin-Based Chemotherapy May Not Be Effective First-Line Treatment for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.
Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Oxaliplatin - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.