JAMA 2016

Importance  Previous pharmacogenetic studies have shown the prognostic impact of several rare dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase gene (DPYD) variants on fluorouracil-related adverse events (fluorouracil AEs). However, conflicting results highlight the need for prospective validation in large, homogeneous patient populations uniformly treated with current standard combination therapies used in colon cancer (CC).

Objective  To determine the impact of DPYD variants on fluorouracil AEs in patients with stage III CC treated with a fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX4) regimen.