Anemia Drugs Up Cancer Death Risk
Study Shows More Deaths, Blood Clots in Cancer Patients Taking Procrit, Epogen, Aranesp
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Whither Procrit, Epogen, Aranesp? continued...
"I think the fear among oncologists is that the ESAs may just be removed
from all cancer indications, and I don't know that is the best decision,"
he says. "You begin with patients with severe cancers who have severe
treatment-related side effects. You have to balance the benefits of ESAs
against the risks of what could happen to a patient's tumors if you use the
Bennett, Lai, and colleagues report their findings in the Feb. 27 issue of
The Journal of the American Medical Association.