This page contains brief information about the drug combination called FOLFIRI-CETUXIMAB. The drugs in the combination are listed, and links to individual drug summaries are included.

Drugs in the FOLFIRI-CETUXIMAB combination:
FOL = Leucovorin Calcium (Folinic Acid)
F = Fluorouracil
IRI = Irinotecan Hydrochloride
+ Cetuximab

Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.

Each of the drugs in this combination is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.

Use in Cancer

FOLFIRI-CETUXIMAB is used to treat:

  • Colorectal cancer. It is used in patients whose cancer has a certain mutation of the KRAS gene and has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body).

This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.


Definition from the TCH Drug Dictionary – Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.