Evaluation of G-CSF Use in a Single Institution and Development of Pocket Reference for Primary Prophylaxis of Chemotherapy-Induced Febrile Neutropenia
Chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia (CIFN) is a life-threatening, costly complication that may develop in patients with cancer after receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy. In 1991, filgrastim (Neupogen) was approved for the treatment of patients with CIFN, because it stimulates the production of neutrophils, which potentially treats and prevents febrile neutropenia.
The following briefs provide updates on new FDA approvals and indications to help hematology and oncology pharmacists keep up with new information regarding drugs that are coming to market for the management of patients with cancer.
Successful Panitumumab Administration after Cetuximab-Induced Aseptic Meningitis: A Case Report and Review
Cetuximab and panitumumab, monoclonal antibodies directed against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), are an integral component in the management of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), specifically those with KRAS wild-type tumors.
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