Dermatologic Toxicities of Anticancer Therapy

Natalie H. Matthews, Farah Moustafa, Nadine M. Kaskas, Leslie Robinson-Bostom, Lisa Pappas-Taffer

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Abstract

As with other pharmacologic agents used in the treatment of human disease, the administration of anticancer drugs often results in toxic adverse effects to the skin, hair, and nails. Toxic drug reactions in the skin may occur as idiosyncratic or allergic drug reactions at ordinary therapeutic drug dosages or in a dose-dependent manner. In general, three classes of anticancer agents have unique dermatologic toxicities: cytotoxic chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted anticancer therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbeloff’s Clinical Oncology
PublisherElsevier
Pages621-648.e5
ISBN (Electronic)9780323476744
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cancer treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cutaneous adverse events
  • Dermatologic toxicities
  • Drug reaction

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