Drugs

, Volume 65, Issue 15, pp 2147–2147 | Cite as

Palifermin in Myelotoxic Therapy-Induced Oral Mucositis

A Viewpoint by Nicole M.A. Blijlevens and Shaun McCann
  • Nicole M. A. Blijlevens
  • Shaun McCann
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Keywords

Oral Mucositis Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Keratinocyte Growth Factor Epithelial Cell Apoptosis Palifermin 

References

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    Sonis ST. The pathobiology of mucositis. Nat Rev Cancer 2004; 4(4): 277–84PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Spielberger R, Stiff P, Bensinger W, et al. Palifermin for oral mucositis after intensive therapy for hematologic cancers. N Engl J Med 2004; 351(25): 2590–8PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole M. A. Blijlevens
    • 1
  • Shaun McCann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of HaematologyUniversity Medical Centre St Radboud NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Haematology, St James’s HospitalUniversity of DublinDublinIreland

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