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CAPOX (also called XELOX[1]) is a chemotherapy regimen consisting of capecitabine (trade name Xeloda) combined with oxaliplatin.[2][3]

Xelox regime operates in 3-week cycles, usually with 8 cycles in total; Xeloda is orally taken for twice daily for two weeks, while oxaliplatin is administrated by IV on the first day of the cycle; there is a one-week rest period before the next cycle.

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