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Corticosteroids in oncology: An overview

Moretti Luigi
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  • Department of Radiation Oncology, Institut Jules Bordet, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
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Published Online: 2015-04-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4103/2224-4018.135608


Corticosteroids play an important role in clinical oncology, and they may be used alone or in combination with other treatments in the therapy of cancer patients. Commonly they may be used to decrease inflammations. In this overview, by discussions on the applications of corticosteroids that are mainly used in oncology, we suggest that careful use of Corticosteroids is required and the balance between risks and benefits should always be considered in clinical oncology.

Keywords: corticosteroids; oncology; prednisone; dexamethasone


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Published Online: 2015-04-24

Published in Print: 2014-06-01

Citation Information: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 78–80, ISSN (Online) 2224-4018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4103/2224-4018.135608.

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