Gemcitabine induced myositis in patients with pancreatic cancer: Case reports and topic review

Elena Pentsova, Anli Liu, Marc Rosenblum, Eileen O'Reilly, Xi Chen, Adília Hormigo

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Abstract

Gemcitabine potential myotoxicity has been described in several cases of radiation recall and in patients treated with gemcitabine alone or in combination with other chemotherapy agents. We report two cases of gemcitabine related myositis identified at our institution, and perform a literature review of cases which meet the criteria for gemcitabine induced myositis associated to either radiation therapy or chemotherapy alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Volume106
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gemcitabine
  • Mositis
  • Myopathy
  • Pancreatic cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research

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