Published: 19 August 2017
Author(s): Pedro Iglesias
Issue: August 2017

Cancer immunotherapy has proven to be effective in a wide variety of tumors. The use of immune checkpoint blocking monoclonal antibodies has become a standard treatment regimen in some of them as advanced melanoma. However, given the mechanism of action, its use may be associated with immune-related adverse events that may complicate the clinical course and prognosis of patients. Among these are autoimmune endocrine adverse effects, such as hypophysitis, hypo and hyperthyroidism, and adrenal insufficiency.

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