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FP6

Final Activity Report - RACE (Radiotherapy for breast cancer and subsequent risk of cardiovascular events)

Project ID: 12796
Funded under: FP6-EURATOM-RADPROT

Abstract

This is the final report of the RACE project funded under the European Commission (EC)'s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The objective of the RACE project was to evaluate the risk of ischemic heart disease among women treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer. The report provides evidence showing that there is a substantially increased risk of ischemic heart disease following breast cancer and that the risk increases with increasing dose. Yet to be identified is the dose level at which the risk becomes large enough to be clinically significant and how other factors such as tobacco use and chemotherapy modify this risk.

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