Effects of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor-induced dermatologic toxicities on quality of life.

@article{Joshi2010EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor-induced dermatologic toxicities on quality of life.},
  author={Smita S Joshi and Sara Ortiz and Joslyn N. Witherspoon and Alfred Rademaker and Dennis P. West and Roger Anderson and Sara E. Rosenbaum and Mario E. Lacouture},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={116 16},
  pages={
          3916-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors frequently result in dermatologic toxicities, including rash, xerosis, pruritus, and paronychia. Although the frequency and severity of these events have been described, their effect on health-related quality of life (QoL) remains poorly understood. By using a dermatology-specific questionnaire, the authors examined the effect of these toxicities on QoL. METHODS Patients completed the Skindex-16, a questionnaire that measures the… CONTINUE READING
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