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BACKGROUND The use of chemotherapy regimens with moderate or high risk of febrile neutropenia (defined as having a FN incidence of 10% or more) and the respective incidence and clinical management of FN in breast cancer and NHL has not been studied in Belgium. The existence of a medical need for G-CSF primary and secondary prophylaxis with these regimens(More)
The inevitable switch from standard molecular methods to next-generation sequencing for the molecular profiling of tumors is challenging for most diagnostic laboratories. However, fixed validation criteria for diagnostic accreditation are not in place because of the great variability in methods and aims. Here, we describe the validation of a custom panel of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology and antibiotic susceptibility profiles of isolated bacterial organisms in relation to empiric treatment of neutropenic fever over a 15-year period. METHODS All patients with or at risk for febrile neutropenia and treated in the hematology ward of the Antwerp University Hospital during(More)
The Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System (CARES) is a quality of life (QOL) and needs assessment instrument of US origin that was developed in the 90’s. Since November 2012 the copyright and user fee were abolished and the instrument became publicly available the present study aims to reinvestigate the psychometric properties of the CARES for the Flemish(More)
Temozolomide (TMZ) is an alkylating agent, used for the treatment of high-grade gliomas. This case report describes the development of a non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a patient treated with extended-dose temozolomide and radiotherapy. In addition to the possible mutagenic effect of temozolomide - as described for all alkylating agents - there might have been an(More)
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