Spanish Society of Medical Oncology consensus for the use of haematopoietic colony-stimulating factors in cancer patients.
Clin Transl Oncol. 2009 Jul;11(7):446-54
Authors: Carrato A, Paz-Ares Rodríguez L, Rodríguez Lescure A, Casas Fernández de Tejerina AM, Díaz Rubio García E, Pérez Segura P, Constenla Figueiras M, García Carbonero R, Gómez Codina J, Lluch Hernández A, Maroto Rey JP, Martín Jiménez M, Mayordomo Cámara JI, Moreno Nogueira JA, Rueda Domínguez A,
Neutropenia is a common complication of cancer chemotherapy. Colony-stimulating factors (CSF) may be used to avoid neutropenia-associated complications. The Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM) recently constituted a working group to review the main issues concerning the use of CSF and carried out a consensus process about the use of CSF in cancer patients, held in Madrid on 26 May 2006. The group concluded the following recommendations: prophylactic use of CSF is recommended when a rate of febrile neutropenia (FN) higher than 20% is expected without the use of CSF or when additional risk factors for neutropenia exist; therapeutic use of CSF is recommended in order to treat FN episodes but not to treat afebrile neutropenic episodes. In addition, the use of CSF is considered effective when used to mobilise stem cells before high-dose chemotherapy and when used for chemotherapy schedule optimisation in dose-dense and in dose-intense regimens.
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