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Acronym: ECX

Most often associated with treatment of Esophageal Cancer and Gastric Cancer

(Ellence)

Epirubicin is used to treat breast cancer. It is used as adjuvant therapy in women who have had surgery and have lymph node involvement.

May be used in place of doxorubicin in some circumstances.

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(Eloxatin)

Oxaliplatin is used to treat colon or rectal cancer that has spread (metastasized), it is often given in combination with other anticancer drugs (fluorouracil and leucovorin).

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(Xeloda)

Used for metastatic colon, rectal and breast cancer.

Capecitabine is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. Capecitabine is classified as an "antimetabolite."

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