Importance of monitoring renal function in patients with cancer.

  title={Importance of monitoring renal function in patients with cancer.},
  author={Matti S. Aapro and Vincent Launay-Vacher},
  journal={Cancer treatment reviews},
  volume={38 3},
Monitoring renal function in patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies is vital to the safe administration of therapeutic agents. Renal impairment is frequent in elderly patients (i.e., age ≥ 65) with cancer, despite normal serum creatinine levels in most patients. Because serum creatinine levels do not accurately reflect clearance rates, renal function should be estimated by calculation (either Cockcroft-Gault or abbreviated Modification of Diet in Renal Disease [aMDRD] equations… CONTINUE READING
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