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Table 1 Chemotherapy treatment regimens including 5-fluorouracil for the treatment of colorectal cancer [60]

From: Is monitoring of plasma 5-fluorouracil levels in metastatic / advanced colorectal cancer clinically effective? A systematic review

• 5-fluorouracil + FA: Fluorouracil + Folinic acid • FOLFOX4: (oxaliplatin (85 mg/m2), folinic acid (200 mg/m2), 5-5-fluorouracil (loading dose of (400 mg/m2) iv bolus, then (600 mg/m2) administered via ambulatory for a period of 22 h • FOLFOX6: (oxaliplatin (85–100 mg/m2), folinic acid (400 mg/m2), 5-5-fluorouracil (loading dose of (400 mg/m2) iv bolus, then (2,400–3,000 mg/m2) administered via ambulatory infusion for a period of 46 h  
  1. Abbreviations: FA folinic acid, iv intra venous