1 Guidance

1 Guidance

1.1 The following are recommended as options for the adjuvant treatment of patients with stage III (Dukes' C) colon cancer following surgery for the condition:

  • capecitabine as monotherapy

  • oxaliplatin in combination with 5-fluorouracil and folinic acid.

1.2 The choice of adjuvant treatment should be made jointly by the individual and the clinicians responsible for treatment. The decision should be made after an informed discussion between the clinicians and the patient; this discussion should take into account contraindications and the side-effect profile of the agent(s) and the method of administration as well as the clinical condition and preferences of the individual.