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Precision oncology by point-of-care therapeutic drug monitoring and dosage adjustment of conventional cytotoxic chemotherapies: A perspective

Published inPharmaceutics, vol. 15, no. 4, p. 1283
Publication date2023-04-19
First online date2023-04-19
Abstract

Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of conventional cytotoxic chemotherapies is strongly supported yet poorly implemented in daily practice in hospitals. Analytical methods for the quantification of cytotoxic drugs are instead widely presented in the scientific literature, while the use of these therapeutics is expected to keep going for longer. There are two main issues hindering the implementation of TDM: turnaround time, which is incompatible with the dosage profiles of these drugs, and exposure surrogate marker, namely total area under the curve (AUC). Therefore, this perspective article aims to define the adjustment needed from current to efficient TDM practice for cytotoxics, namely point-of-care (POC) TDM. For real-time dose adjustment, which is required for chemotherapies, such POC TDM is only achievable with analytical methods that match the sensitivity and selectivity of current methods, such as chromatography, as well as model-informed precision dosing platforms to assist the oncologist with dose fine-tuning based on quantification results and targeted intervals.

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Keywords
  • Cytotoxics
  • Oncology
  • Point-of-care
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Personalized cancer therapy
  • Cancer chemotherapy
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BRIKI, Myriam et al. Precision oncology by point-of-care therapeutic drug monitoring and dosage adjustment of conventional cytotoxic chemotherapies: A perspective. In: Pharmaceutics, 2023, vol. 15, n° 4, p. 1283. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics15041283
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