Blood cancers

Cases suggest immune checkpoint inhibitors may trigger RA

Collaboration between haematologists and rheumatologists is needed to detect and manage autoimmune rheumatic conditions that may be triggered by immunotherapy drugs, researchers say. French clinicians have reported a series of 10 patients who developed rheumatoid arthritis or polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) after treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) for a range of cancers. They found rheumatoid arthritis ...

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