Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • H-Index: 11 
  • ISSN: 2474-1663
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1663
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Major Scope

  •  Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy
  •  Central Nervous System Tumors
  •  Brain and Spinal Cord Cancer
  •  Endoscopy Methods
  •  Melanoma/Skin Cancer
  •  Hematology
  •  Gynecological Cancers
  •  Head and Neck Oncology


Citation: Clin Oncol. 2021;6(1):1768.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1663.1768

Cardiovascular Screening and Prevention in Female Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Radiotherapy

Thomas Mulliez, Thierry Gevaert, Kurt Barbé and Mark de Ridder

Department of Radiotherapy, UZ Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Department of Radiotherapy, Institut Andrée Dutreix, France
Department of Public Health, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

*Correspondance to: Mark de Ridder 

 PDF  Full Text Review Article | Open Access


Aims: Breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy have an excellent oncological prognosis. However, these patients are at risk for long-term cardiovascular iatrogenic events and currently no individualized cardiovascular screening and prevention is routinely performed.
Methods and Results: By integrating data of the SCORE risk charts and radiotherapy excess ratios, we were able to develop 10-year cardiovascular mortality risk charts based on mean heart dose, age, systolic blood pressure, smoking-status and cholesterol for high- and low-risk regions in Europe.
Conclusion: Breast cancer patients are long-term survivors and individualization of breast radiotherapy and cardiovascular screening and prevention is warranted, not only based on cardiovascular risk factors but also heart dose.


Breast cancer; Radiotherapy; Cardiovascular mortality

Cite the Article:

Mulliez T, Gevaert T, Barbé K, de Ridder M. Cardiovascular Screening and Prevention in Female Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Radiotherapy. Clin Oncol. 2021;6:1768..

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