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Anemia has been identified as a common complication and a widespread problem in the cancer population. Anemia is a condition in which a patient has below normal levels of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen to all parts of the body. People with severe anemia may experience fatigue and shortness of breath with activity. Therefore, this condition can have a negative influence on a person's quality of life. Epoetin alfa, used to treat anemia in cancer patients, is a genetically engineered protein that stimulates red blood cell production. This study investigates treatment of anemia using epoetin alfa during chemotherapy in adult patients with cancer. The study is intended to collect information on normal medical practice and routine anemia management performed at the participating centers. This is an observational, non-randomized, prospective, comparative, parallel-group survey performed in The Netherlands. Patients with various severities of disease may enter the survey as soon as their epoetin alfa treatment starts and will be followed until the end of their epoetin alfa treatment. Patient data are collected in Case Report Forms (CRFs) until 4 weeks after the end of treatment with epoetin alfa. At the end of treatment completed CRFs will be collected. The assessment of effectiveness/response will be based on the following: cancer type and status, chemotherapy and other anti-cancer treatment, hemoglobin levels, use of blood transfusions, and serum iron levels and iron supplementation. Safety evaluations include the incidence of serious and non-serious adverse events. Because the study is observational, dosage, administration and duration of treatment is at discretion of treating physician.
Time Perspective: Prospective
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:41:38-0400
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that once every-2-weeks and once every-4-weeks treatment with epoetin alfa, a drug that increases red blood cell production, in patients with an...
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This recombinant erythropoietin, a 165-amino acid glycoprotein (about 62% protein and 38% carbohydrate), regulates red blood cell production. Epoetin alfa is produced by Chinese hamster ovary cells into which the human erythropoietin gene has been inserted. (USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names, 1996).
A recombinant protein which stimulates ERYTHROPOIESIS used to treat ANEMIA.
A recombinant alfa interferon consisting of 165 amino acids with arginine at positions 23 and 34. It is used extensively as an antiviral and antineoplastic agent.
A recombinant alfa interferon consisting of 165 amino acids with lysine at position 23 and histidine at position 34. It is used extensively as an antiviral and antineoplastic agent.
A recombinant alfa interferon consisting of 165 amino acid residues with arginine in position 23 and histidine in position 34. It is used extensively as an antiviral and antineoplastic agent.
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