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What does 5-FU stand for?

5-FU stands for 5-Fluorouracil (drug used against pancreatic cancer)

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Bevacizumab received approval from the Food and Drug Administration last year for treatment of advanced colorectal cancer when used in combination with irinotecan plus 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin, the other commonly used chemotherapy combination for this type of cancer.
[55,56] The VA investigators suggested that natural speech preservation is possible in approximately two-thirds of patients with stage III or IV cancer who undergo three cycles of neoadjuvant 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin chemotherapy followed by EBRT.