Published in Blood Weekly, September 19th, 2002
Chemotherapy-related anemia often results from decreased production of the hormone erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates the formation of red blood cells. Anemia can be treated with red blood cell transfusions, but risks associated with this procedure include adverse reactions and infection.
A newer approach to treating anemia has been the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO). ...
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