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ABC-06 results: Second-line ASC mFOLFOX chemotherapy for biliary tract cancer

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Published: 11.06.19
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Dr Angela Lamarca - The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

Dr Angela Lamarca speaks to ecancer at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting about the results of the ABC-06 clinical trial.

She explains that this was a randomised phase III trial for patients with biliary tract cancer (ABC) who had previously been treated with cisplatin plus gemcitabine chemotherapy (CisGem). The aim of the study was to determine whether there was benefit from second line oxaliplatin plus 5-FU chemotherapy (ASC mFOLFOX).

Dr Lamarca concludes that the trial indicated there was a benefit to this second-line chemotherapy, that the treatment was tolerable and that she believes this should be the new standard of care for suitable patients.

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