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2020 Jul 16

Support Care Cancer

The FOCCUS study: a prospective evaluation of the frequency, severity and treatable causes of gastrointestinal symptoms during and after chemotherapy.


Andreyev JHN, Lalji A, Mohammed K, Muls ACG, Watkins D, Rao S, Starling N, Chau I, Cruse S, Pitkaaho V, Matthews J, Caley L, Pittordou V, Adams C, Wedlake L
Support Care Cancer. 2020 Jul 16.
PMID: 32676853.


The underlying mechanisms of chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are poorly researched. This study characterised the nature, frequency, severity and treatable causes for GI symptoms prospectively in patients undergoing chemotherapy for GI malignancy.