July 25, 2007
Increased White Cell Count Linked With Decrease In Chemo ComplicationsTopics: Medical Science News
A U.S. study, led by researchers from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Duke University's Comprehensive Cancer Center, has found that cancer patients given a drug that stimulates white blood cell growth were significantly less likely to die from a chemotherapy-related complication characterized by fever and low white blood cell levels.
"Patients taking a drug known as granulocyte colony-stimulating factor early in their chemotherapy were about half as likely to develop dangerously low white blood cell counts with fever and half as likely to die from infection,"Continue reading ...
Posted by Richard at July 25, 2007 4:37 PM
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