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Immunterapi er kræftbehandling med en helt ny bivirkningsprofil

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Maria Kondrup1, Louise Raunkilde1, Inge Marie Svane2, Henrik Schmidt3 & Lars Bastholt4 1) Onkologisk Afdeling, Odense Universitetshospital 2) Onkologisk Afdeling, Herlev Hospital 3) Onkologisk Afdeling, Aarhus Universitetshospital 4) Onkologisk Afdeling, Odense Universitetshospital Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V05170365
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Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V05170365
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Immunotherapy is cancer treatment with a novel side-effect profile
Within the last few years we have treated still more types of cancer with immune checkpoint inhibitors – anti-cyto-toxic T-lymphocyte-associated-4 antibodies and anti-program­med cell death 1/anti-programmed cell death ligand 1 anti­bodies. A unique set of side effects called immune related adverse events irAEs may occur during treatment. Although severe irAEs remain rare they can become life-threatening. Early detection of irAEs and initiation of relevant treatment are therefore crucial to reduce the risk of long-term seque­lae. We provide a detailed overview of irAEs and recom­mendations for treatment according to established guidelines.

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