Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gemcitabine pathway published in Pharmacogenetics and Genomics

Gemcitabine is a cancer drug used to treat solid tumors as well as certain blood cancers. It can be administered alone or in combination with other drugs as part of a chemotherapy regimen. The genetic variants hypothesized to play a role in the variability of patient response to gemcitabine as well as those genetic variants that may influence severity of adverse events are summarized.

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Read the publication: PharmGKB summary: gemcitabine pathway

Alvarellos ML, Lamba J, Sangkuhl K, Thorn CF, Wang L, Klein DJ, Altman RB, Klein TE.
Pharmacogenetics and Genomics.  Advanced online publication. 2014 August 26 doi: 10.1097/FPC.0000000000000086