There are a large number of chemotherapy drugs. Moreover, treatement regimes often involve combining a number of chemotherapy agents. The section on chemotherapy in Advances in the Management of Biliary Tract Cancer provides a good overview. A more detailed source for chemotherapy and clinical trial results (although with more jargon) is Toward Personalized Treatment of Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers
This page focuses on common chemotherapy regimes and the experiences of CC patients on these regimes.
- GemCis - Combines Gemcitabine and Cisplatin. The current standard for cholangiocarcinoma.
- GemOx - Combines Gemcitabine and Oxaliplatin. Oxaliplatin used if Cisplatin too hard on kidneys.
- GemCap - Combines Gemcitabine and Capecitabine.
- Gemcitabine monotherapy.
- Capecitabine (Xeloda) monotherapy. Oral chemotherapy that the body converts to 5FU .
- 5FU - Fluorouracil
- FOLFIRINOX - Combines FOLinic acid (Leucovorin ) + Fluorouracil (5FU ) + IRINotecan + OXaliplatin.
- GTX - Gemcitabine + Taxotere + Xeloda (Capecitabine)
- Less Common Chemotherapy Regimes