Capecitabine and lapatinib uptake in surgically resected brain metastases from metastatic breast cancer patients: A prospective study
This is the first study to demonstrate that capecitabine and lapatinib penetrate to a significant though variable degree in human BCBM. Drug delivery to BCBM is variable and in many cases appears partially limiting. Elucidating mechanisms that limit drug concentration and innovative approaches to overcome limited drug uptake will be important to improve clinical efficacy of these agents in the central nervous system. Trial registration ID: NCT00795678.