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May, 05, 2024 | Select Oncology Journal Articles

Cardiovascular diseases are among the most common late effects and causes of deaths in survivors of childhood cancer. The paper by Rawan A Hammoud and colleagues1 contributes to this crucial issue by describing the disease burden of non-major and major adverse cardiovascular events in long-term survivors of childhood cancer. Using the well-established St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE),2 the authors have shown an increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in survivors with increasing cumulative burden of non-major adverse cardiovascular events, stressing the importance of early detection and prevention.

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