Exposure to cardiotoxic cancer drugs ‘substantial and growing’, Aussie study shows

Overall prevalence of exposure had more than quadrupled over 16 years, with females 'disproportionately affected'.

The number of patients exposed to potentially cardiotoxic cancer medicines quadrupled over the past two decades and is projected to continue rising, Australian researchers report. 

Their retrospective cohort study shows that the overall prevalence of exposure was 232 per 10,000 people in 2021, up from 49 per 10,000 people in 2005.