Why it is harder for Brazilians of African descent to find bone marrow donors

A paper by a multidisciplinary team of scientists affiliated with various Brazilian institutions, including the University of São Paulo (USP) and the National Cancer Institute (INCA), shows that people of African descent are less likely to find a donor in the National Register of Voluntary Bone Marrow Donors (REDOME) than people with predominantly European ancestry. […]

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Test for early detection of heart problems reduces risk of heart damage from chemotherapy

Results of a multi-centre, international, clinical trial co-led by Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) cardiologist Dr. Dinesh Thavendiranathan point to the benefit of using a more sensitive test to detect heart function issues early, so cancer patients don’t have to fight heart failure too. Unfortunately, for 1 in 20 high-risk patients, treating cancer with certain […]

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