Local Recurrence or Cardiovascular Disease: Pay Now or Later

Giordano, Sharon H.; Hortobagyi, Gabriel N.
March 2007
JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;3/7/2007, Vol. 99 Issue 5, p340
Academic Journal
The author comments on the research concerning the cardiac toxicity of radiation therapy. The author declares that the research was consistent with other literature showing that the risk of myocardial infarction due to radiation therapy has declined. However, he reveals that the research design was not randomized causing selection biases. Studies with prospective and extended monitoring to capture the true-long term and short-term toxicity profiles of cancer therapeutics are recommended.


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