The impact of the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor on chemotherapy dose intensity and cancer survival: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology / ESMO, Volume 24, Issue 10, p.2475-84 (2013)

Abstract:

The granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is utilized to reduce neutropenic complications in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. This study represents a systematic review and evidence summary of the impact of G-CSF support on chemotherapy dose intensity and overall mortality.