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September 21, 2010 • Volume 7 / Number 18


Photo of a physician listening to a child's heart with a stethoscopeDrug Protects Heart in Children Receiving Common Chemotherapy

The drug dexrazoxane, which can protect heart tissue from the oxidative damage caused by doxorubicin and other anthracycline drugs, significantly reduced the occurrence of long-term heart damage in children undergoing treatment for high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Importantly, dexrazoxane did not reduce the effectiveness of anthracycline chemotherapy.                                                      Read more > >


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