Medical Xpress: Childhood Chemo Alters Heart’s Caretaker Cells, Study Finds (Aune Lab)

Study: Childhood chemo alters heart's caretaker cells

by Will Sansom, UT Health San Antonio

Cancer chemotherapy changes the function of cells that repair heart injury, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) discovered. Twenty percent of children treated with drugs called anthracyclines go on to suffer heart failure later in life.

The journal PLOS ONE published the results Sept. 22 during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

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Additional coverage links to Dr. Aune’s study:

BioEngineer 

Bio1000 (China)

Cardiovascular Business

EurekAlert

Med India 

News Medical Net

Porquo Docteur (France)

Today Headline

 

 

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