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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


FOLFIRI regimen  listen  (… REH-jih-men)

  An abbreviation for a chemotherapy combination used to treat advanced colorectal cancer that has spread. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It includes the drugs leucovorin calcium (folinic acid), fluorouracil, and irinotecan hydrochloride. Also called FOLFIRI.

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