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Chemotherapy Induced Nausea Vomiting clinical trials at UCSD
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  • Combination of Netupitant and Palonosetron (Akynzeo®) in the Treatment of Refractory CINV

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    Prevention and control of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV) are most important in treatment of cancer patients. CINV is one of the most distressing severe side effects of cancer treatment and can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life. The chemotherapy agents that cause the worst degree of nausea and vomiting are categorized into two groups: moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC) and highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC). Nausea and vomiting that occurs within the first day of the administration of chemotherapy agents is considered acute CINV, while nausea and vomiting following 24 hours of the administration of chemotherapy agents is considered delayed CINV. Refractory CINV occurs when patients develop CINV during subsequent cycles of chemotherapy when drugs preventing vomiting and nausea (antiemetic prophylaxis) has not been successful in controlling CINV in earlier cycles. The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of Akynzeo in the treatment of refractory CINV