Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An antineoplastic agent, C4H3FN2O2, used especially in the treatment of cancers of the skin, breast, and digestive system.

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  • n. A particular drug used in chemotherapy.

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  • n. an antimetabolite used to treat certain cancers

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Examples

  • One of the most commonly used creams contains a chemotherapy drug, called fluorouracil, which destroys the precancerous cells by blocking essential cellular functions within them.

    Doctors can treat skin precancer before it turns deadly

  • (July 20, 2009) -- Two genes may contribute to chemotherapy resistance in drugs like 5-fluorouracil, which is used in liver cancer treatment, according to Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers.

    Science Blog - Science news straight from the source

  • Rep. Cummings said PRN Pharmaceuticals of Rockville, Md., offered to sell another cancer drug, fluorouracil, for $350 per vial.

    Congressman Investigates High Drug Markups

  • Of the 140,000 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, about 80,000 are expected to rely on typical treatments such as fluorouracil or leucovorin, both currently in short supply, said Nancy Roach, a board member at the patient group Fight Colorectal Cancer.

    FOXNews.com

  • FUSILEV enhances the cyto-toxicity of fluorouracil.

    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Submits Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Ready-to-Use Formulation of FUSILEVĀ® in Colorectal Cancer - Yahoo! Finance

  • The paper did look at patients who had failed fluorouracil treated patients, one of the types of drugs that patients must have failed to enter the phase 3 trial.

  • We reported previously (Jan. 3, 2008, issue) 1 that capecitabine and oxaliplatin are as effective as infused fluorouracil and cisplatin, respectively, in patients with previously untreated esophagogastric cancer that was inoperable and either locally advanced or metastatic.

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  • Histone modifications represent novel prognostic and predictive biomarkers that could inform clinical decisions, including use of fluorouracil (5-FU) chemotherapy.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Histone modifications represent novel prognostic and predictive biomarkers that could inform clinical decisions, including use of fluorouracil

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • Conclusion Among the RCTs included, postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy based on fluorouracil regimens was associated with reduced risk of death in gastric cancer compared with surgery

    JAMA current issue

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