Chemoradiation in cancer therapy by Hak Choy

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2. Effect of Scheduling of 5-FU on Radiosensitization The studies have also suggested the “scheduling” requirements for obtaining radiosensitization induced by 5-FU, and that 5-FU must be present for at least 24 h after each (and every) radiation fraction to achieve maximum radiosensitization. Investigators also tried to determine the optimum duration of the infusion. Moertel et al. studied CI up to 24 h in duration and found no significant difference in toxicity vs bolus therapy (43). On the other hand, Seifert et al.

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