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Chemotherapy drugs for advanced cancer

Find out about chemotherapy drugs for advanced bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) and their side effects. 

Gemcitabine and cisplatin (GC)

GC is the name of a chemotherapy combination that includes gemcitabine and cisplatin. It is a treatment for a number of different types of cancer.

Capecitabine (Xeloda)

Capecitabine is a chemotherapy drug and has the brand name Xeloda (pronounced zel-oh-dah).

Fluorouracil (5FU)

Fluorouracil is also known as FU or 5FU and is one of the most commonly used drugs to treat cancer.

Gemcitabine (Gemzar)

Gemcitabine is one of a group of chemotherapy drugs called anti metabolites.


Cisplatin is a chemotherapy drug that is used to treat different types of cancer.


Oxaliplatin is a chemotherapy drug based on platinum.
Last reviewed: 
23 Dec 2020
Next review due: 
23 Dec 2023
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