Chemotherapy drugs

You usually have a combination of chemotherapy drugs for pancreatic cancer. The most common types are FOLFIRINOX or gemcitabine with capecitabine (GemCap). Some people may have gemcitabine on its own.

If you have radiotherapy with chemotherapy (chemoradiotherapy), you usually have the chemotherapy drug capecitabine.

FOLFIRINOX

FOLFIRINOX is a combination of cancer drugs. You might have it as a treatment for pancreatic cancer. 

Gemcitabine and capecitabine (GemCap)

Gemcitabine and capecitabine (GemCap) is a combination of chemotherapy drugs. It is a possible treatment for pancreatic cancer. Find out about how you have it, possible side effects and other important information.

Chemotherapy drugs for advanced cancer

Find out about the chemotherapy drugs used for advanced pancreatic cancer and their side effects.

Last reviewed: 
01 Oct 2019
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