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Which Side Effect Related to Chemotherapy Should Be Described to the Patients Before Treatment?

  • Alexander Stein
  • Hans-Joachim Schmoll
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Abstract

Regarding the side effects of drugs available for the treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC), agents will be grouped according to the mode of action and the respective toxicities in cytotoxic agents (fluoropyrimidines (5-FU, capecitabine), TAS 102, irinotecan, and oxaliplatin), antiangiogenic agents (the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibody bevacizumab, the VEGF receptors (VEGFR) 1 and 2 fusion protein aflibercept, the VEGF receptor 2 antibody ramucirumab, and the multitarget tyrosine kinase inhibitor regorafenib), and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeting agents (cetuximab and panitumumab).

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Acknowledgments

The manuscript was prepared without any funding or contributions from persons not mentioned in the authors’ section.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oncology, Haematology, Stem Cell Transplantation with the section Pneumology, Hubertus Wald Tumor Centre University Cancer Centre HamburgUniversity Medical Centre Hamburg-EppendorfHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department for Oncology-HaematologyMartin Luther University Halle–WittenbergHalleGermany

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