Newer chemotherapeutic agents bring concerns in patient care

November 1, 2012

The use of newer and more targeted chemotherapeutic agents can lead to atypical side effects affecting the skin, hair and nails of oncology patients, and these side effects can be different from those typically seen with longer-standing agents, says Beth N. McLellan, M.D., Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University, New York.