Care During Chemotherapy and Beyond

Acronym: XELIRI

Most often associated with treatment of Colorectal Cancer


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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(Camptosar®, Camptothecin-11, CPT-11)

Used for Metastatic colon or rectal cancer.

Irinotecan is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. This medication is classified as a "plant alkaloid" and "topoisomerase I inhibitor."

This medication is given by infusion through a vein (intravenously, IV).

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