Skin Reactions Secondary to Anticancer Agents - European Medical Journal

Skin Reactions Secondary to Anticancer Agents

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Gabriella Fabbrocini,1 Rosanna Izzo,2 Luigia Panariello,3 Giuseppe Monfrecola4

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EMJ Dermatol. ;1[1]:38-43. DOI/10.33590/emjdermatol/10313525.
Skin reaction, chemotherapy, EGF-R inhibitors, radiodermatitis

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In recent decades, new chemotherapeutic agents have been introduced in cancer therapy. The skin is often the target for the toxicity of these drugs. Skin side-effects may decrease the compliance and the quality of life of these patients. To cure and to prevent these side-effects dermatologists can cooperate with oncologists. In this paper we propose a brief review of the main toxic skin events caused by chemotherapeutic agents, in particular linked to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) inhibitor.

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