NCCN’s new guidelines promote better cancer care for people with HIV

While publications from the pre-ART era showed increased toxicity from cancer therapies in patients with HIV, modern data do not demonstrate the same results in patients who have CD4+ T-cell counts more than 200 cells/uL. Conformal radiotherapy techniques can be used to reduce the dose to bone marrow, skin, and mucosa, and there is no difference in clinical outcomes or complications for patients with HIV who undergo surgery compared with patients without HIV.