Dr Wang and team publish new research in British Journal of Cancer

MedStats team member Dr Wang along with other colleagues published:

‘The impact of low grade toxicity in older people with cancer undergoing chemotherapy’.

http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v111/n12/abs/bjc2014496a.html

The purpose ‘of this observational cohort study was to identify which level of toxicity triggers treatment modification and early discontinuation of chemotherapy in older people.’

The study found that ‘treatment modifications due to toxicity occurred in 60 (55.6%) patients, 35% (21/60) of whom had no greater than grade 2 toxicity.’ ‘Further work is required to clarify whether low-grade toxicity has a greater clinical impact in older people, or whether clinicians have a lower threshold for modifying/discontinuing treatment in older people.’

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