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Emetogenicity of Chemotherapies

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Definition

Chemotherapies can be classified according to their emetogenic potential in: highly emetogenic chemotherapies (almost all patients not receiving antiemetic prophylaxis suffer from CINV; i.e., cisplatin, dacarbazine); moderately emetogenic chemotherapies (many, but not all, patients suffer from CINV if not treated; i.e., cyclophosphamide- and anthracycline-containing chemotherapies); chemotherapies with a low emetogenic potential (only a very few patients who do not receive antiemetic prophylaxis experience CINV).

Keywords

Public Health Social Policy Emetogenic Chemotherapy Antiemetic Prophylaxis Emetogenic Potential 
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