de Gramont and modified de Gramont are used to treat bowel cancer. They may sometimes be used to treat other cancers.
The de Gramont treatments use the following drugs:
- fluorouracil, usually known as 5FU, is a chemotherapy drug
- folinic acid, also known as leucovorin or calcium folinate.
Folinic acid is not a chemotherapy drug, but doctors often give it with 5FU. For some cancers, folinic acid makes 5FU work better.