ASCO 2017 | Side effects of chemotherapy vs. immunotherapy

Andrea Apolo

Andrea Apolo, MD from the National Cancer Institute at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Bethesda, Maryland compares the side effect profile of chemotherapy and immunotherapy. The side effect profile for both types of therapy is very different, chemotherapy involves side effects such as fatigue whereas, immunotherapy has more immunogenic side effects. It is crucial for patients to be aware of them and inform their physicians so that they can identify them early on. Side effects need to be monitored closely because they can range from mild to severe. Recorded at the American Society of Oncology (ASCO) 2017 Annual Meeting held in Chicago, IL

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