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Important Aspects to Take Into Consideration When Administering Cytotoxic Chemotherapy. A Review

2017-04

Cornelia Nitipir, Ana-Maria Popa, Pompilia Motatu, Bogdan Popescu, Cristian Iaciu, Mihaela Olaru, Anca-Mihaela Pantea Stoian, Razvan Hainarosie, Silviu Pituru, Maria Barbu

In the last decade, huge efforts have been made to optimize and personalize oncological treatment. Many novel therapies and better combinations of older ones have been implemented. Even if novelty is always exciting, one has take into consideration that the way a drug is administered is as important as the drug itself. The present review focuses on how the administration of several cancer drugs can minimize the toxicity they induce. It stresses that if enough importance is given to this aspect, patients can tolerate effective doses of treatment with better outcomes and have better quality of life. [...]

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