Linked Articles: This article is part of a joint Themed section with the British Journal of Pharmacology on Cardiotoxicity. The rest of the Themed section will appear in a future issue of BJP and will be available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1476-5381. The number of survivors of childhood cancers has increased exponentially over the past few decades. However, these survivors are also at substantially increased long-term risk of morbidity and mortality, especially from treatment-related cardiotoxicity. Preventing these risks is now a priority when treating children and adolescents with cancer. Dexrazoxane reduces the risk of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity among adults and children with cancer without reducing its antineoplastic effects or event-free survival. Thus, it should be strongly considered as a part of therapy for children and adolescents treated with anthracyclines.
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