This chemotherapy combination contains the drugs capecitabine and oxaliplatin. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.
Each of the drugs in this combination is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.
Use in Cancer
CAPOX is used to treat:
- Colorectal cancer that is advanced.
This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.
More About CAPOX
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.