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A Study of Atherosclerosis in Patients After Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer

2014-08-27 03:19:57 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to compare plaque burden in the coronary and carotid arteries 5 years after adjuvant radiotherapy in women with right sided breast cancer vs left sided breast cancer.

Description

This study reviews case series of patients with a history of breast cancer treated with radiotherapy for at least five years. The study measures atherosclerosis by using coronary and carotid artery calcium scoring.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Retrospective

Conditions

Atherosclerosis

Location

Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola
New York
United States
11501

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Winthrop University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:57-0400

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