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London leads team studying cancer treatment’s cardiac impact

Barry London, MD, PhD, professor and director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, received a four-year, $1.8 million R01 grant from the NIH to investigate the effects of radiation on the heart. Treatment for lung and esophageal cancer exposes the heart to radiation, which can eventually cause abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death.

“We will use normal and genetically altered mice to identify genes, microRNAs, and pathways important for causing and preventing these rhythm disturbances,” London said.

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