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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-4

Atherosclerosis and oncology: Shared mechanisms, shared treatment principles


Department of Cardiology, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sorin C Danciu
Room 1303, 836 W Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ACCJ.ACCJ_8_20

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Atherosclerosis and cancer are two chronic, progressive entities with major global disease burden that shares several mechanistic features. Despite these similarities, treatment strategies for malignancy and atherosclerosis differ significantly from each other. We propose that cardiovascular therapies can be optimized with the implementation of established cancer treatment principles.


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