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This combination contains the chemotherapy drugs leucovorin calcium (folinic acid), fluorouracil, and irinotecan hydrochloride and the targeted therapy drug cetuximab. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.

Drugs in the FOLFIRI-CETUXIMAB combination:
FOL = Leucovorin Calcium (Folinic Acid)
F = Fluorouracil
IRI = Irinotecan Hydrochloride
+ Cetuximab

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

FOLFIRI-CETUXIMAB is used to treat:

This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.


Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

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