TITLE

Erythropoietins in cancer patients: ESMO Recommendations for use

AUTHOR(S)
Greil, R.; Thödtman, R.; Roila, F.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Annals of Oncology;May2008 Supplement 2, Vol. 19 Issue 0, pii113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the clinical recommendations of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) for the use of erythropoietins in cancer patients. Anemia is a cancer characterized by a decrease of hemoglobin level below normal lower limit either related to disease or therapy. Data on the incidence and prevalence of anemia in cancer patients are given. Also discussed are indication for use of erythropoietins in anaemic patients and in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.
ACCESSION #
32621152

 

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