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Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study
Date:8/10/2011

ce of cardiac events among patients aged 70 and over with cardiovascular risk factors such as a history of cardiac disease and diabetes," said Serrano, who is now a postdoctoral research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Serrano said the findings suggest that elderly women with one or more heart risk factors who are being treated with trastuzumab should be referred to a cardiologist. He also recommended closer monitoring of such patients for possible heart problems.

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The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about breast cancer treatment.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Annals of Oncology, news release, Aug. 9, 2011


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