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Put your heart on this chip and your cancer treatment becomes ‘healthier’

Chemotherapy and immunotherapy place an enormous strain on the heart. In fact, they can cause irreparable damage. So what if your doctor could use a simple test to check which treatment would place the least strain on your heart? Thomas Pauwelyn, researcher at imec, has worked with cardiologist Stefan Janssens on a chip that can be used for just such a test.