This is interesting, and valuable to many Colon Clubbers. Do you have a link to a medical study where this was validated?
Not anymore, but I did find some when I was going through chemo just by googling.They seem to continually do trials with fewer rounds, but it takes years to get the results and even longer for the data to be widely accepted. Many Oncs are still doing 12 rounds. I found it very interesting to learn that many studies will include patients who only did one round in the stats. Eventually, standard treatment may only be one round.[/quote]
I've heard of patients being recruited for trials where 6 rounds of FOLFOX are being tested to see if it is as effective as 12 rounds. Haven't seen any results.
Did find this, which seems to be a current, reputable, published trial.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4980863/
Conclusion from trial...
Cycle number of adjuvant FOLFOX is a significant prognostic factor for stage III colon cancer patients. At least 8 cycles are needed to have an overall survival benefit, and 7 to disease-free survival.
That's quite a bit different than you're saying. If you have different information, I'd be interested in seeing it.
I'll ask my Oncologist the next time I see him. He is in a cancer center that is always up on the latest trial stats. Like I said, I've seen others who have done fewer rounds than 6 since I did my chemo.