Role of Calcium/Magnesium Infusion in Oxaliplatin-based Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer Patients

Early screening seems to be having a positive impact on the incidence of new cases of colorectal cancer over that past 2 decades. Unfortunately, the treatment of choice, Oxaliplatin, produces serious side effects such as chemo-therapy induced peripheral neuropathy. Clinical trials have been done that concluded a calcium and magnesium infusion, given before the Oxaliplatin infusion, can reduce the toxicity of the drug and reduce the side effects.  READ MORE