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New survey highlights growing concern about risk of infection in cancer patients
Date:5/28/2009

i>43 percent experienced chemotherapy treatment interruption.

  • ID specialists report seeing an average of 36 chemotherapy patients with an infection in a typical month.
  • 57 percent of ID specialists and 28 percent of oncologists have observed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections as the most common infection in chemotherapy patients.

    Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern.

    • Nearly all ID specialists (91 percent) report being very or extremely concerned about emerging antibiotic resistance in cancer patients.
    • More than half of all patients (51 percent) are extremely or very concerned about antibiotic resistance.
    • The issue of antibiotic resistance is the least likely to be discussed between physicians and patients, with 26 percent of oncologists (or nurses in their practice) discussing the issue before a cancer patient starts chemotherapy.

    Oncologists believe antibiotics are overused in preventing infections.

    • 58 percent of oncologists believe antibiotics are overused in an effort to prevent infections in chemotherapy patients.
    • Approximately half of ID specialists and oncologists surveyed said that antibiotics are effective at minimizing the risk of infection.
    • There is general consensus among both ID specialists and oncologists (7 in 10) that washing hands frequently, avoiding sick people and using proper food handling techniques are effective strategies in minimizing a chemotherapy patient's risk for infection.

    Physicians are concerned about the impact of infections in cancer patients.

    • 87 percent of ID specialists are extremely or very concerned about the impact of infections on overall outcomes for chemotherapy patients, including overall survival and disease-free survival.
    • Nearly half of cancer patients are not even aware that chemotherapy puts them at greater risk for an infection, and significan
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    Contact: Ashleigh Koss
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    Amgen, Inc.
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