Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 27803003
Ann. Oncol. 2016 Dec;27(12):2172-2184
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation is a well-known risk during chemotherapy for hematological malignancies with reported rates ranging between 14% and 72%. However, there is a paucity of data regarding HBV infection management and reactivation risk in patients receiving systemic treatments for solid tumors.
DESIGN: We conducted a PubMed search for publications from January 1990 until May 2016 related to HBV reactivation. The search terms were ‘hepatitis B reactivation’, cross-referenced with ‘chemotherapy’, then ‘hepatitis B’ cross-referenced with International Non-proprietary Name of each of the most used chemotherapy drugs in solid tumors.
RESULTS: From these data, a grading of HBV reactivation risk and recommendations for management are given for most frequently used anticancer drugs in solid tumors.
CONCLUSION: Most drugs used for the treatment of solid tumors can induce hepatitis B reactivation in HBs antigen-positive patients. HBV screening can be recommended before systemic treatment initiation. Pre-emptive antiviral treatment can reduce the risk of HBV reactivation and prevent chemotherapy disruption.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27803003