Evaluation of lecithinized human recombinant super oxide dismutase as cardioprotectant in anthracycline-treated breast cancer patients.

Broeyer FJ, Osanto S, Suzuki J, de Jongh F, van Slooten H, Tanis BC, Bruning T, Bax JJ, Ritsema van Eck HJ, de Kam ML, Cohen AF, Mituzhima Y, Burggraaf J

Anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity is (partly) mediated by free radical overload. A randomized study was performed in breast cancer patients to investigate whether free radical scavenger super oxide dismutase (SOD) protects against anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity as measured by changes in echo, electrocardiography and an array of biomarkers.