Végh Éva, Lakatos Gábor, Tokodi Zsófia
Dél-pesti Centrumkórház, Országos Hematológiai és Infektológiai Intézet, Szent László telephely
The number of cancer patients receiving regular dialysis treatment is increasing. These patients could beneﬁ t similarly from the regular anticancer therapies. Data of the use of antineoplastic therapies in this vulnerable patient population mainly come from case reports and small case series. The lack of knowledge and lack of practical experiences in this patient group may lead to suboptimal cancer treatment. Deﬁ ning the indication for antineoplastic treatment and choosing the appropriate drug is a challenging task and the patients’ prognosis and quality of life aspects should be evaluated carefully. The timing of anticancer treatment and the dialysis is also an important issue in this decision-making process. Close cooperation between the oncologists and nephrologists is essential in the proper antineoplastic treatment of the dialysed patients.