Wei-Yu Fang

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Early relapse in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients is attributed mainly to the higher malignant entity (such as an unfavorable genotype, deeper tumor invasion, lymph node metastasis and advance cancer stage) and poor response to chemotherapy. Several investigations have demonstrated that genetic polymorphisms in drug-targeted genes, metabolizing enzymes, and(More)
Aim: To investigate the association between UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) genotypes and severe toxicity in Taiwanese patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) receiving irinotecan chemotherapy. Methods: We genotyped the UGT1A1 gene by direct sequencing. All the patients were evaluated to see whether the variant UGT1A1 genotype would(More)
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