This article discusses the role of adjuvant chemotherapy for colon cancer. Six months of adjuvant 5-FU/leucovorin represent the standard of care for resected stage III colon cancer patients. The role of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II patients remains controversial. Future directions in the adjuvant treatment of colon cancer include incorporation of newer agents such as irinotecan, oxaliplatin, oral fluorinated pyrimidines, and immunotherapeutic approaches.
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