Simple way to avoid severe toxicity from 5-FU and related drugs
from Medscape Medical News
A simple screening process can identify people who will react badly to the fluoropyrimidine group of chemotherapy drugs, which includes 5-fluorouracil and the related oral products capecitabine (Xeloda), tegafur, and S-1. In some cases, this prescreen is life-saving, say the French researchers who developed the method.
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