Antivirals and Antifungals in Cancer Patients

Rod Quilitz, Pharm.D., BCOP
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Category: Mould Infections, Pharmacotherapy, Viral Infections

Dr. Rod Quilitz, Lead Pharmacist and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Coordinator at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, presents a comprehensive talk on the use of antifungal agents and antivirals in the Malignancy patient. Dr Quilitz begins by reviewing the mechanisms of action of different antifungal drug classes. He next discusses Polyene antifungals, azoles, echinocandins in order and includes information on their structure, indications, spectrum of action, dosing information, and toxicities. Lastly, Dr Quilitz discusses antivirals used in the treatment of Herpesvirus family infections, including acyclovir, ganciclovir, foscarnet, cidofovir, and others.

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