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 (flo͝or′ō-yo͝or′ə-sĭl, flôr′-)
An antineoplastic agent, C4H3FN2O2, used especially in the treatment of cancers of the skin, breast, and digestive system.
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a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of cancer, which operates by interfering with the abnormal growth of cells
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(ˌflʊər əˈyʊər ə sɪl, ˌflɔr-, ˌfloʊr-)

a pyrimidine analog, C4H3FN2O2, used in the treatment of certain cancers.
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Noun1.fluorouracil - an antimetabolite used to treat certain cancers
antimetabolite - an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite
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n fluorouracilo
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These results "indicate that treating a patient with a single course of fluorouracil would reduce the subsequent number of spot treatments and benefit care of patients with multiple AKs for longer than 2 years," concluded Dr.
Cisplatin, fluorouracil, and docetaxel in unresectable head and neck cancer.
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Although capecitabine is slightly more expensive than fluorouracil, it is cheaper to use because it can be taken by mouth outside of hospital.
A statistical analysis of cell regeneration showed a 15.4 percent reduction in new brain cells following fluorouracil, a 30.5 percent reduction following cyclophosphamide, a 22.4 percent reduction following doxorubicin, and a 36 percent reduction following paclitaxel.
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Prospective randomized trial comparing mitomycin, cisplatin, and protracted venousinfusion fluorouracil (PVI 5-FU) with epirubicin, cisplatin, and PVI 5-FU in advanced esophagogastric cancer.
Taxotere was approved on the basis of the results of a multicenter, randomized trial of 358 patients with previously untreated, inoperable, locally advanced SCCHN The patients were divided into two groups; one received Taxotere in combination with the chemotherapy drugs cisplatin and fluorouracil, and the other received only cisplatin and fluorouracil.
This compared with 81% who received the standard therapy with fluorouracil.
* Antineoplastic agents (fluorouracil, methotrexate, procarbazine).
The regulator has approved the product as monotherapy and in combination with chemotherapy regimen platinum and fluorouracil. The approval is for first-line treatment of metastatic or with unresectable, recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma as monotherapy in patients whose tumours express the biomarker PD-L1.