Stopping a TKI Before Chemotherapy

November 4, 2014

Paul A. Bunn, Jr., MD, professor of medicine in medical oncology, head of the division of medical oncology, University of Colorado, discusses stopping treatment with a TKI before starting chemotherapy.

Clinical Pearls

Paul A. Bunn, Jr., MD, professor of medicine in medical oncology, head of the division of medical oncology, University of Colorado, discusses stopping treatment with a TKI before starting chemotherapy.

  • Patients can have a flare reaction when they stop receiving a TKI.
  • It was thought that continuing a TKI until the administration of chemotherapy could negate the flare reaction.
  • Bunn says an oncologist could stop the TKI before starting chemotherapy.