ASCO Updates Guidelines on Antiemetics - oral combination of neurokinin, palonosetron and dexamethasone now included

ASCO Updates Guidelines on Antiemetics - oral combination of neurokinin, palonosetron and dexamethasone now included

"The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has updated their antiemetic guideline to include the use of a novel antiemetic combination for cancer patients. The update was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Based on results of a phase III clinical trial, the guideline authors now recommend the use of the oral combination of the neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptor antagonist netupitant, the 5-hydroxytryptamine-3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonist palonosetron, and dexamethasone to prevent acute and delayed nausea and vomiting for patients being treated with highly emetogenic chemotherapy regimens.":

cancernetwork.com/nausea-an...

Good news for our American members struggling with nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy treatment; hopefully other countries will update their guidelines accordingly.

Neil

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