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Theresa Upton
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Postby Theresa Upton » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:42 pm

Hi, can you tell me how long folfirinox has been used to treat pancreatic cancer and are there any recent data in terms of survival rates using this particular type of chemotherapy.



PCUK Nurse Rachel R
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Re: Folfirinox

Postby PCUK Nurse Rachel R » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:22 pm

Hi there,

Folfirinox was first introduced to the UK around 2012, initially this was only given to very fit and younger patients (initially 50 yrs and under). This was well tolerated and had some impressive results in some patients and over the last years older patients have had access to this too.

Here are a couple of articles that you may be interested in reading looking at effectiveness of treating pancreatic cancer with Folfirinox versus other regimes.



Do feel free to give us a call if you would like to discuss further.

Best wishes,


Rachel Richardson
Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Support Team
Pancreatic Cancer UK
email: nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
support line: 0808 801 0707

Theresa Upton
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Re: Folfirinox

Postby Theresa Upton » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:55 pm

Thank you for getting back to me Rachel, not sure I understand it all and may ring you at sometime.