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Breast cancer radiotherapy and heart disease

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Introduction: Some past breast cancer radiotherapy regimens led to an increased risk of death from heart disease. Although heart dose from breast cancer radiotherapy has generally reduced over the past few decades, there may still be some cardiac risk. Estimation of future risk for women irradiated today requires both measurement of their cardiac dose and dose-response relationships, which depend on cardiac dosimetry of past regimens, in conjunction with long-term follow-up data. Methods: Vi...

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Supervisor
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Green College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of - Clinical Trial Service Unit
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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ora:3021

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