Dermatologic side effects of systemic anticancer therapy

Caroline Robert, Christina Mateus, Alexander M.M. Eggermont

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureHoofdstukpeer review


Skin, hair, and nails are almost always modified by systemic cancer therapies. These changes can sometimes result in severe adverse events, but most of the patients present with light and moderate skin side effects. Nevertheless, these -dermatologic manifestations can significantly impact patients' quality of life, especially in the case of new targeted agents that are sometimes prescribed continuously over long periods of time.Patients have to be informed in advance about the skin symptoms that might occur during the course of their treatments. Preventive and symptomatic measures can be advised or prescribed that might optimize treatment compliance and improve quality of life.Close interaction between oncologists and dermatologist is warranted in order to describe, characterize, and manage the numerous and sometimes new and original skin manifestations of new cancer therapies. In this chapter, we will focus on the side effects associated with new targeted anticancer agents since oncologists and physicians are less informed about this field than they are about skin side effects of classical chemotherapeutic agents.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelSide Effects of Medical Cancer Therapy
SubtitelPrevention and Treatment
UitgeverijSpringer London
Aantal pagina's39
ISBN van elektronische versie9780857297877
ISBN van geprinte versie9780857297860
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan. 2013
Extern gepubliceerdJa


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