Cutaneous Adverse Reactions of Anticancer Agents

Subuhi Kaul, Benjamin H. Kaffenberger, Jennifer N. Choi, Shawn G. Kwatra*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cutaneous adverse effects are one of the most frequently observed adverse reactions with anticancer agents. This has only intensified with newer targeted and immunologic agents that present with a wide array of drug toxicities and skin reactions. The spectrum ranges from benign, localized dermatoses to generalized, life-threatening cutaneous toxicities. Herein, the authors review the cutaneous adverse effects observed with conventional chemotherapy as well as targeted agents, including the emerging immune checkpoint inhibitors, which have been revolutionary in the treatment of many malignancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-568
Number of pages14
JournalDermatologic clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2019


  • Anticancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cutaneous adverse effects
  • Drugs
  • Immunotherapy
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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