Metastatic lung-cell cancer treatment with Erlotinib: its cutaneous side effects and practical management advice
Erlotinib-related skin toxicities: treatment strategies in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.
Kiyohara Y, Yamazaki N, Kishi A.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Sep;69(3):463-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.02.025.
- Targeted treatments against cancers have enhanced therapeutic properties as compared with older treatments. But with this also comes an array of new unwanted side-effects which are the results of these specific targets.
- Erlotinib (metastatic non-small cell lung cancer) is no exception and with the side-effects also comes a mangement plan:
- Acneiform rash
- The authors also cover other side-effects, preventive measures as well as indications when erlotinib should be stopped.
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Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland