[Detection of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency before treatment by fluoropyrimidines].

Numerous toxic side-effects, sometimes severe, are regularly reported in patients treated with 5-fluorouracil, and oral fluoropyrimidines, UFT and capecitabine, in metastatic and adjuvant setting. These toxic effects are due to a large interindividual variability of the metabolism, mainly depending on dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase activity (DPD), the… CONTINUE READING