Amgen came through again, developing a genetically engineered drug that promotes the production of granulocytes (neutrophils). They created a product called filgrastim (Neupogen). So cancer chemotherapy patients could get this weekly injection and their WBC count comes up really fast, not giving their cancer cells enough time to recover. This gives people a better chance to get into remission.
- Prone to infections
- Associated with cancer chemotherapy
- Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor: Filgrastim (Neupogen) – inj