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Chemotherapy prolongs survival after surgery for gastric cancer

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:962

S-1 is an oral chemotherapy agent that combines a prodrug of fluorouracil with two enzyme inhibitors—one to stop the active drug being degraded and the other to help protect against gastrointestinal toxicity. Japanese oncologists use it to treat advanced gastric cancer, and …

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