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Hematology (Oncology)

Individualized Chemotherapy (Dose Modification or Delay)

Minimally-myelosuppressive asparaginase-containing induction regimen for treatment of a Jehovah's Witness with mutant IDH1/NPM1/NRAS acute myeloid leukemia.

Emadi A, Bade NA, Stevenson B, Singh Z

Source‎: Pharmaceuticals (Basel) 2016;9(1):E12.

Indexed‎: PubMed 27064021

DOI‎: 10.3390/ph9010012

Effect of chemotherapy delays and dose reductions on progression free and overall survival in the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer.

Nagel CI, Backes FJ, Hade EM, Cohn DE, Eisenhauer EL, O'Malley DM, Fowler JM, Copeland LJ, Salani R.

Source‎: Gynecol Oncol 2012;124(2):221-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22055764

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2011.10.003

Autologous stem-cell transplantation can be performed safely without the use of blood-product support.

Ballen KK, Becker PS, Yeap B, Matthews B, Henry DH, Ford PA.

Source‎: J Clin Oncol 2004;22(20):4087-94.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15353543

Tailored therapy of adult acute leukaemia in Jehovah's Witnesses: unjustified reluctance to treat.

Laszlo D, Agazzi A, Goldhirsch A, Cinieri S, Bertolini F, Rabascio C, Pruneri G, Calabrese L, Cocquio A, Martinelli G.

Source‎: Eur J Haematol 2004;72(4):264-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15089764

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