Harnessing the Power of Fluorouracil (5FU): Advances and Applications in Cancer Treatment

Fluorouracil is a chemotherapy medication that belongs to the class of antimetabolites. It works by interfering with the synthesis of DNA and RNA, inhibiting the growth and replication of cancer cells. Originally synthesized in the 1950s, 5FU has since become a mainstay in cancer treatment, demonstrating effectiveness against a wide range of solid tumors and hematological malignancies.