Fluorouracil News and Research

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Fluorouracil is a drug used to treat symptoms of cancer of the colon, breast, stomach, and pancreas. It is also used in a cream to treat certain skin conditions. Fluorouracil stops cells from making DNA and it may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimetabolite. Also called 5-fluorouracil and 5-FU.
Genentech announces FDA approval of Avastin manufacturing

Genentech announces FDA approval of Avastin manufacturing

New screening technique to look for genes that change patients' responses to cancer drugs and other medications

New screening technique to look for genes that change patients' responses to cancer drugs and other medications

Erbitux (cetuximab) combined with irinotecan offers another option for patients who have colorectal cancer

Erbitux (cetuximab) combined with irinotecan offers another option for patients who have colorectal cancer

Chemotherapy agents as well as the newest biologic and targeted cancer therapy drugs, can harm a patient’s heart

Chemotherapy agents as well as the newest biologic and targeted cancer therapy drugs, can harm a patient’s heart

Herceptin shows real promise in treatment of HER-2 positive breast disease

Herceptin shows real promise in treatment of HER-2 positive breast disease

Drug helps patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Drug helps patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Drug to extend lives of colorectal cancer patients

Drug to extend lives of colorectal cancer patients

Avastin study shows significant improvement in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Avastin study shows significant improvement in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer