Emerging and established therapies for chemotherapy-induced ototoxicity

O’neil W. Guthrie, Christopher Spankovich

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Purpose: Ototoxicity is considered a dose-limiting side effect of some chemotherapies. Hearing loss, in particular, can have significant implications for the quality of life for cancer survivors. Here, we review therapeutic approaches to mitigating ototoxicity related to chemotherapy. Methods: Literature review. Conclusions: Numerous otoprotection strategies are undergoing active investigation. However, numerous challenges exist to confer adequate protection while retaining the anti-cancer efficacy of the chemotherapy. Implications for Cancer Survivors: Ototoxicity can have significant implications for cancer survivors, notably those receiving cisplatin. Clinical translation of multiple otoprotection approaches will aid in limiting these consequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-26
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cancer Survivorship
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2023


  • Cisplatin
  • Hearing loss
  • Otoprotection
  • Ototoxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)


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