gemcitabine

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gemcitabine

 [jem-sit´ah-bēn]
an antineoplastic agent used in chemotherapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma and non–small cell lung carcinoma; administered by intravenous infusion as the hydrochloride salt.

gemcitabine

Gemzar Oncology An IV antimetabolic antineoplastic used with cisplatin for inoperable non-small cell lung CA, and as a single agent for inoperable pancreas CA Side effects ↓ WBCs and platelets; ↑ liver enzymes; 10% discontinued medication due to flu-like Sx, N&V, rash. See Cisplatin. Cf 5-FU.

gemcitabine

A CYTOTOXIC anticancer drug. A brand name is Gemzar.
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Future phase III trials comparing gemicitabine and docetaxel with gemcitabine and cisplatin would be required to demonstrate the superiority of one regimen over the other.
The chemotherapeutic regimens included Vinorelbine and Cisplatin/ carboplatin; Gemicitabine and Cisplatin/ carboplatin; Taxol and Cisplatin/ carboplatin; and Docetaxel and cisplatin.
Its products include 5-Fluorouacil, dotacexel, paclitaxel, cyclophosphamide, irinotecan, busulfan, lenalidomide, doxorubicin, thalidomide, imatinib myselate, tyrosine kinase inhib, gemicitabine, risperidone, vincristine and clozapine.