floxuridine


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Noun1.floxuridine - antineoplastic drug used to treat some cancers; can cause loss of hair
antineoplastic, antineoplastic drug, cancer drug - any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function
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SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres are indicated in the United States for the treatment of non-resectable metastatic liver tumours from primary colorectal cancer in combination with intra-hepatic artery chemotherapy using floxuridine.
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The authors reported the quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis of tumour specimens from 94 patients who had advanced CRC and were treated with hepatic arterial infusion of floxuridine and dexamethasone in combination with systemic treatment with irinotecan after resection of liver metastases.
Animal studies using pathologic specimens and clinical studies using labeled floxuridine (FUDR) showed that metastases receive twice the amount of nutrient blood supply from the hepatic artery as from the portal vein.