Prevention and treatment of cancer-related infections Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bacterial Infections
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Mycoses
  • Neoplasms
  • Virus Diseases

abstract

  • Patients with cancer are at increased risk for developing infectious complications during the course of their disease and treatment. The following sections of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Prevention and Treatment of Cancer-Related Infections provide an overview of the risk factors for infectious complications, recommendations for infectious risk categorization, and strategies for prevention of infections in high-risk patient populations with cancer. Individualized risk evaluation for infections and incorporation of preventative measures are essential components of the overall spectrum of cancer care, and may contribute to optimizing treatment outcomes for patients.

publication date

  • November 2012

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 23138169

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1412

end page

  • 45

volume

  • 10

number

  • 11