Increased risk of high-grade dermatologic toxicities with radiation plus epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor therapy
Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor
EGFR inhibitors combined with radiation were associated with a significant increase in the risk for high-grade radiation dermatitis, rash, and mucositis. Although increased rash is expected with EGFR inhibitors, in-field dermatitis and mucositis represent new safety concerns. Improved reporting and management strategies are critical for quality of life and the optimization of radiation plus EGFR inhibitor protocols.