Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Driving Anthracycline-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Children
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- PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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- Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health
- Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
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Summary Anthracyclines such as doxorubicin are effective chemotherapeutic agents for treating childhood cancers with a survival rate of 84% in Australia . More recently however, it has been reported that survivors treated with doxorubicin during childhood risk a 6-10 fold increased incidence of developing early onset heart failure. By applying advanced genetic, flow cytometric, imaging and single cell transcriptomic approaches, the aim of this project is to determine the impact of doxorubicin on the cardiac cellular landscape and the development of pathological cardiac remodeling. Specifically, this project will test the hypothesis that doxorubicin age- and sex-specifically remodels the cardiac cellular landscape.
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PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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