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The Importance of Balancing Toxicity and Efficacy in Chemotherapy

The Importance of Balancing Toxicity and Efficacy in Chemotherapy The goal of cancer treatment is not just prolonged life but improvement in disease-related symptoms without compromising the patient’s ability to carry out normal activities. Unfortunately, the toxicities associated with common chemotherapeutic treatments frequently cause adverse events that are equal to or worse than disease symptoms. Frequent or prolonged administration of chemotherapeutics and/or complicated measures to limit drug toxicity often disrupt the patient’s normal routine and negatively affect the patient’s quality of life. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Cancer Springer Journals

The Importance of Balancing Toxicity and Efficacy in Chemotherapy

American Journal of Cancer , Volume 4 (2) – Aug 10, 2012

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Adis Data Information BV
Subject
Pharmacy; Pharmacy
ISSN
1175-6357
DOI
10.2165/00024669-200504020-00006
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Abstract

The goal of cancer treatment is not just prolonged life but improvement in disease-related symptoms without compromising the patient’s ability to carry out normal activities. Unfortunately, the toxicities associated with common chemotherapeutic treatments frequently cause adverse events that are equal to or worse than disease symptoms. Frequent or prolonged administration of chemotherapeutics and/or complicated measures to limit drug toxicity often disrupt the patient’s normal routine and negatively affect the patient’s quality of life.

Journal

American Journal of CancerSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 10, 2012

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