A complication of some cancer therapies in which the lining of the digestive system becomes inflamed. Often seen as sores in the mouth.(noun)
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Use "mucositis" in a sentence
"In March, the drug candidate failed in a midstage study on oral mucositis, which is an inflammation of the digestive tract."
"Off-target toxicities commonly associated with other targeted therapies, such as mucositis, fatigue and hand-foot syndrome, were notably low in the tivozanib group, which AVEO believes underscores a favorable tolerability profile and potential for combinability with other therapeutic agents."
"This dose presented no gastrointestinal toxicity, no grade IV alopecia, and grade IV adverse effects such as mucositis or hand-and-foot syndrome (HFS) were lower than 5\%."