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Cancer drug cost patient his fingerprints

Posted on Jun 13, 2009 in Cancer

Report: Xeloda caused redness, peeling to 62-year-old’s fingersupdated 7:26 p.m. ET, Tues., May 26, 2009 LONDON – When a cancer patient from Singapore traveled to the United States last year, he discovered an unusual side effect of his medication: missing fingerprints. The 62-year-old man was taking capecitabine, or Xeloda, to treat head and neck cancer. Upon arriving in the U.S., immigration officials asked him for his fingerprints. But the drug had caused so much redness and peeling to his fingers that the patient, identified only as Mr. S., had none. Customs officials held Mr....

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