News : 2010 : September

James Wilkinson, M.D.

Pediatric Researchers Publish Study on Heart Disease in Children

New findings from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry published online ahead of print in Circulation Heart Failure, a journal of the American Heart Association, provide information that could impact the diagnosis and natural progression of cardiomyopathy, a weakened or abnormal heart muscle.

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Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D.

Lancet Oncology Study Bears Hope for Young Cancer Survivors

A new study published online today ahead of print in Lancet Oncology on its fast track shows that using dexrazoxane – an iron chelator that reduces free-radical injury in some settings – to prevent heart damage in young cancer patients during chemotherapy provides long-term cardioprotection without compromising cancer treatment.

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Attending the check presentation were, from left, Liz Davis; her daughter Kristen Davis, a cancer survivor; Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D.; John Hyland, Hyundai regional sales manager; Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D.; Daisy Healey, a cancer survivor; and her mother Julie Healey.

Hyundai Gift Seeds Miller School Cancer Program

With grateful survivors of childhood cancer in the audience, officials of Hyundai Motor America presented the Department of Pediatrics with a check for $100,000 last week to establish a Children’s Cancer Survivorship Program to treat and minimize the late effects and complications from successful cancer therapies.

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