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Dose calculation of anticancer drugs

by Bo Gao, Heinz-Josef HJ Klumpen, Howard Gurney
Expert opinion on drug metabolism & toxicology ()

Abstract

Anticancer drugs are characterized by a narrow therapeutic window and significant inter-patient variability in therapeutic and toxic effects. Current body surface area (BSA)-based dosing fails to standardize systemic anticancer drug exposure and other alternative dosing strategies also have their limitations. Just as important as the initial dose selection is the subsequent dose revision to ensure the dose is correct.

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