Asco Releases Updated Clinical Practice Guideline On The Use Of Antiemetics For Cancer Patients

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has updated its clinical practice guideline recommendations on the use of antiemetics with chemotherapy and radiation.

Alexandria, VA - The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has updated its clinical practice guideline recommendations on the use of antiemetics with chemotherapy and radiation. The guideline update, which also reviews the likelihood of various cancer treatments to cause vomiting, will be published in the June 20, 2006, print issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Since the release of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on the use of antiemetics in 1999, new research is available on treatments to prevent nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. In addition, new cancer treatments such as trastuzumab, which treats advanced breast cancer, and erlotinib, which treats metastatic pancreatic and non-small cell lung cancer, are less likely to cause nausea and vomiting.