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Title: Living with the Effects of Cutaneous Toxicities Induced by Treatment
Authors: Charalambous, Andreas 
Keywords: Cutaneous toxicities;Quality of life;Targeted therapies
Category: Other Medical Sciences
Field: Medical and Health Sciences
Issue Date: 2017
Source: ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING, Volume: 4, Issue: 3, Pages: 220-223, Published: JUL-SEP 2017
Journal: Asia-Pacific journal of oncology nursing
Abstract: The introduction of targeted therapies in cancer treatment was accompanied with promising results including tumor control and patients survival benefits. However, these drugs just like their predecessors were associated with systemic side effects, including frequent and various cutaneous effects. Targeted therapies such as epidermal growth factor receptor, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, kit, platelet-derived growth factor receptor, and BCR-ABL inhibitors as well as mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors can induce cutaneous toxicities of varying severity. There are scarce studies on the actual impact of these toxicities on the patients' lives including the physical, social, and psychological aspects and overall quality of life. Patient's perspective in living with and beyond these toxicities remains largely uncharted but essential in optimizing care provided to those receiving treatment with targeted therapies.
ISSN: 2347-5625
Rights: © 2017, Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Type: Article
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