Effectiveness and safety of an induction therapy with epoetin alfa in anemic cancer patients receiving concomitant chemotherapy

Enrico Cortesi, Andrea Mancuso, Adolfo De Pasquale Ceratti, Nicolina Pizzardi, Giuliana D'Auria, Caterina Accettura, Patrizia Beccaglia, Daniela Bertelletti, Filippo De Marinis

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Background. Epoetin alfa, administered at standard dosages of 10,000-20,000 IU three times weekly or 40,000-60,000 IU once weekly, has been shown to significantly increase hemoglobin (Hb) levels, decrease transfusion requirements, and improve quality-of-life parameters in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Objective. This open-label, nonrandomized, historically controlled study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an induction dose of epoetin alfa in patients with moderate or severe anemia who were receiving chemotherapy. Methods. Nineteen patients with solid tumors and Hb levels

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-468
Number of pages10
JournalThe oncologist
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Epoetin Alfa
Safety
Drug Therapy
Hemoglobins
Neoplasms
Anemia
Therapeutics
Quality of Life

Keywords

  • Anemia
  • Cancer
  • Epoetin alfa
  • Hemoglobin
  • Induction therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Hematology

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Effectiveness and safety of an induction therapy with epoetin alfa in anemic cancer patients receiving concomitant chemotherapy. / Cortesi, Enrico; Mancuso, Andrea; De Pasquale Ceratti, Adolfo; Pizzardi, Nicolina; D'Auria, Giuliana; Accettura, Caterina; Beccaglia, Patrizia; Bertelletti, Daniela; De Marinis, Filippo.

In: The oncologist, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2004, p. 459-468.

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Cortesi, E, Mancuso, A, De Pasquale Ceratti, A, Pizzardi, N, D'Auria, G, Accettura, C, Beccaglia, P, Bertelletti, D & De Marinis, F 2004, 'Effectiveness and safety of an induction therapy with epoetin alfa in anemic cancer patients receiving concomitant chemotherapy', The oncologist, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 459-468. https://doi.org/10.1634/theoncologist.9-4-459
Cortesi, Enrico ; Mancuso, Andrea ; De Pasquale Ceratti, Adolfo ; Pizzardi, Nicolina ; D'Auria, Giuliana ; Accettura, Caterina ; Beccaglia, Patrizia ; Bertelletti, Daniela ; De Marinis, Filippo. / Effectiveness and safety of an induction therapy with epoetin alfa in anemic cancer patients receiving concomitant chemotherapy. In: The oncologist. 2004 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 459-468.
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