Cutaneous side effects of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors: clinical presentation, pathogenesis, and management.

@article{Hu2007CutaneousSE,
  title={Cutaneous side effects of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors: clinical presentation, pathogenesis, and management.},
  author={Jenny Chong Hu and Parrish Sadeghi and Lauren C. Pinter-Brown and Sharona Yashar and Melvin W. Chiu},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={317-26}
}
The growing investigation and use of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors in anticancer therapy has been motivated by their specificity for EGFR, which improves their ability to target cancer cells and enhances their safety profile compared with many other conventional chemotherapeutic agents. However, their growing use has been accompanied by an increasing incidence of cutaneous toxicities, which can cause serious discomfort and be disabling. This review illustrates the common… CONTINUE READING

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