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25-10-2022 | Oncology | News | Article


ESMO issues updated recommendations for management of immunotherapy toxicities

Author: Shreeya Nanda

medwireNews: ESMO has released an updated version of its Clinical Practice Guideline for the management of immunotherapy-related toxicities in people with cancer.

The document is published in the Annals of Oncology and supersedes the previous version from 2017.

The authors – a multidisciplinary group of experts from Europe, Australia, and the USA – address the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of the most common immunotherapy-related adverse events, including cardiovascular, dermatologic, gastrointestinal, neurologic, and pulmonary toxicities as well as endocrinopathies. They provide guidance on assessment and treatment algorithms according to the grade of toxicity.

The “[r]ecommendations are based on available scientific data and [our] collective expert opinion,” note the guideline authors, adding that they followed the ESMO standard operating procedures for Clinical Practice Guideline development.

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Ann Oncol 2022; doi:10.1016/j.annonc.2022.10.001