Duration of Oxaliplatin-Containing Adjuvant Therapy for Stage III Colon Cancer (beta)
Based on guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
For patients with low-risk (T1, T2, or T3 and N1) stage III resected colon cancer, adjuvant oxaliplatin-containing chemotherapy may be offered for a duration of 3 months or 6 months after a discussion with the patient of the potential benefits and risks of harm associated with the options for treatment duration.
A shared decision-making approach should be used for duration of oxaliplatin-containing chemotherapy for patients with stage III resected colon cancer, taking into account a patient’s tumor characteristics, completeness of surgical resection, number of lymph nodes examined, comorbidities, functional status, performance status, values and preferences, age at diagnosis, life expectancy, potential years at risk for long-term sequalae of treatment, and including a discussion of the potential for benefit and risks of harm associated with treatment duration.
How strong is the ASCO's recommendation?