Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Study may explain vulnerability of young cancer patients to treatment toxicities

It is well documented that children who survive cancer are significantly more likely to suffer from negative late effects from treatment than are adults who are treated for and survive cancer.

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say they have discovered a potential explanation for why brain and heart tissues in very young children are more sensitive to collateral damage from cancer treatment than older individuals.

Read more at http://www.dana-farber.org/Newsroom/News-Releases/new-study-potentially-explains-vulnerability-of-young-cancer-patients-to-treatment-toxicities.aspx.

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