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