Oncology NEWS International Vol 19 No 10

Zinecard offers cardioprotection

October 20, 2010

Children undergoing anthracycline therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia saw cardioprotective benefits with dexrazoxane (Zinecard or Cardioxane), which signifi cantly reduced the occurrence of long-term heart damage without negatively aff ecting the eff ectiveness of chemotherapy.

Childhood cancer haunts survivors in unexpected ways

October 20, 2010

Radiation doses to the heart of about 5 Gy or greater in childhood are associated with long-term cardiovascular consequences, including early mortality. Cancer care specialists strive to balance late-stage effects without sacrificing treatment benefits.

Who's News

October 09, 2010

David S. Alberts, MD, director of Tucson’s Arizona Cancer Center, is honored by the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Learn more about the latest accolades and appointments in cancer care.