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Chemotherapy Safety Standards in the Developing World: is G CSF the Only Option?

Arif Adnan Shaukat*1 and Touqeer Ahmed Siddiqui2

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000155

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    • 1Prince Sultan Military Medical City Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • 2Associate Consultant Medical Oncology, Saudi Arabia

    *Corresponding author: Arif Adnan Shaukat, Prince Sultan Military Medical City Riyadh, KSA, Saudi Arabia

Received: June 23, 2017   Published: June 28, 2017

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Abstract

The developing world poses a new set of challenges for the ever more demanding field of oncology. Not only that one has to cope with the concept of new treatments, there are different patient expectations and difficulties with compromised and limited services in remote areas. Issues such as language barriers, paucity of trained staff and lack of health educators are common and need to be kept in check before confirming any treatment options.

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