Oral fluoropyrimidine versus intravenous 5 ‐fluorouracil for the treatment of advanced gastric and colorectal cancer: meta‐analysis

ConclusionsOral‐fluoropyrimidines showed equivalent response and similar survival outcomes, but different toxicity profiles, as compared with intravenous 5‐fluorouracil. Thus, it would be a more convenient and adjustable alternative in treatment of advanced gastric and colorectal cancer.
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