Definition of capecitabine in English:
Medicine An antimetabolite used to treat various metastatic cancers by inhibiting tumor growth while sparing most surrounding tissue.
- A 53-year-old woman with a history of metastatic breast cancer was admitted 12 days following her sixth cycle of capecitabine and docetaxel chemotherapy because of hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, and dehydration.
- The FDA and the manufacturer have added a Boxed Warning in the labeling for capecitabine, indicated for the treatment of colorectal and breast cancer.
- We conducted this phase III study because the combination of oral capecitabine and oxaliplatin showed promising effects in different phase II studies.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.