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Toxicity of chemotherapy


Lowenthal, RM and Eaton, K, Toxicity of chemotherapy, Hematology - Oncology Clinics of North America , 10, (4) pp. 967-989. ISSN 0889-8588 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0889-8588(05)70378-6


Because anticancer drugs are cytotoxic for normal as well as neoplastic cells, the range of unwanted effects that accompanies their use is broad. Many of the side effects are potentially life-threatening or seriously debilitating. Many are similar to, and readily confused with, direct or indirect (paraneoplastic) consequences of the cancer itself. Recognition of drug side effects is vital for optimal patient care, because early withdrawal of the offending agent and institution of appropriate treatment have the potential to significantly reduce the overall morbidity and mortality associated with the diagnosis of cancer.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Oncology and carcinogenesis
Research Field:Oncology and carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lowenthal, RM (Professor Ray Lowenthal)
ID Code:6532
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:69
Deposited By:Clinical Sciences
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-16

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