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International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 597–598 | Cite as

Practical implications for the administration of 13-cis retinoic acid in pediatric oncology

  • Tiene G. M. BautersEmail author
  • Geneviève Laureys
  • Véronique Van de Velde
  • Yves Benoit
  • Hugo Robays
Commentary

Abstract

Children with high-risk neuroblastoma are treated with polychemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy and even autologous stem-cell transplantation. On top of this complex treatment, most children also receive 13-cis retinoic acid as differentiation agent. As no suitable pharmaceutical formulation is available so far, there are often problems with the administration of the product in children. The present report describes some practical recommendations for the administration of isotretinoin in children treated for high-risk neuroblastoma.

Keywords

13-cis retinoic acid Clinical pharmacy Pediatric oncology 

Notes

Funding

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Conflicts of interest

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiene G. M. Bauters
    • 1
    Email author
  • Geneviève Laureys
    • 1
  • Véronique Van de Velde
    • 1
  • Yves Benoit
    • 1
  • Hugo Robays
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Hemato-OncologyGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium

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