Researchers find protein linked to onset of anthracycline-associated cardiac toxicity

Researchers find protein linked to onset of anthracycline-associated cardiac toxicity

Anthracyclines are a class of chemotherapies effective in the treatment of many forms of cancer, including leukaemias, lymphomas and breast cancer. Anthracyclines -; such as doxorubicin, frequently used against breast cancer -; kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA. However, these effective chemotherapies also cause toxic effects on the heart in about ten percent of …

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