oncology
Medicines

Checkpoint inhibitors may cause renal impairment with long term use

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) may cause chronic renal toxicity in addition to their know acute adverse effects on the kidney, US research has found. A retrospective cohort study that assessed kidney function in 2563 cancer patients receiving long term treatment with ICIs at the Mass General Brigham cancer centre found that new-onset chronic kidney disease ...

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