Capecitabine is a cytostatic – a drug that inhibits cell growth and cell division. It is used to treat various types of cancer, such as breast cancer, stomach cancer and bowel cancer.
Capecitabine and the benefit of DNA analysis
The rate at which capecitabine is processed within your body varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of capecitabine can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes.
Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.
Also known as
Xeloda, Capecitabin, Capecitabina, Capecitabinum