Current research in side effects of high-dose chemotherapy.

Wujcik D
Semin Oncol Nurs. 1992 8 (2): 102-12

PMID: 1621001

The toxicities of chemotherapy continue to hamper dose escalation of specific chemotherapeutic agents. The impact of dose intensification upon survival will be assessed as clinical studies continue. Strategies to support chemotherapy dose intensification include BMT, use of CSFs and antiemetic drug combinations. Advances in symptom management will hopefully enhance quality of life for patients, whereas the development of chemoprotectant agents may allow specific organ toxicities to be avoided.

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Antineoplastic Agents Cystitis Gastrointestinal Diseases Heart Diseases Humans Kidney Diseases Nervous System Diseases Oncology Nursing Research

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