Determinants of resistance to 2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine (gemcitabine).


The inherent or induced resistance of tumors to cytostatic agents is a major clinical problem. In this review, we summarize the pre-clinical mechanisms of acquired and inherent resistance to the fluorinated deoxycytidine analog gemcitabine (2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine, dFdC, Gemzar((R))), which has proven activity in non-small cell lung carcinoma… (More)