1. UTHSC Researchers Study Pediatric Cancer Treatment Consequences in Adult Survivors

    UTHSC Researchers Study Pediatric Cancer Treatment Consequences in Adult Survivors

    Pediatric cancer researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) in San Antonio are developing a project to study heart problems in adults who survived childhood cancers, as there is a concern in the medical community about the long-term consequences of pediatric cancer treatments.

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    1. A third of long-term survivors have a life-threatening medical problem related to the treatment that saved them.
    2. We know that cancer survivors treated with certain drugs have a higher risk of heart problems.
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