Anaemia in patients receiving chemotherapy; where are we now?

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Published: 18 Dec 2012
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Prof Matti Aapro - Clinique de Genolier in Genolier, Switzerland

Professor Matti Aapro from Genolier, Switzerland, talks to ecancerTV about advances in anaemia management in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy over the past few years.  He notes the challenges in managing these patients, and gives an overview of the results of analyses with ESAs in terms of safety, as well as recommendations for their use.  He also notes the potential benefits of using iron in selected patients.


Professor Aapro outlines the possible role of blood transfusions in anaemia in oncology, and points to new data presented at ASH 2012 and comments on how these data compare to data presented at ASH 2011.  Professor Matti Aapro also summarises the latest data on tumour progression.


This programme has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceutica (A Johnson & Johnson Company).