rheumatology
Medicines

Don’t deny RA patients cancer immunotherapy


Patients with pre-existing rheumatoid arthritis receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors for malignancy experience severe immune related Adverse Events (irAEs) at a similar rate to other cancer patients without autoimmune diseases. A study of 84 RA patients with cancers such as melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer and pre-existing autoimmune conditions found 41% of patients developed irAEs ...

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