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Altering Cancer Treatment Dosing Could Reduce Climate Impact, Study Finds

May 29, 2024


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

According to researchers from the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center, changing how often a popular cancer therapy is delivered would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental impact without decreasing cancer survival. Researchers estimated the environmental impact of patients coming in for this care every three weeks: carbon dioxide emissions from patients’ transportation to and from the clinic, manufacturing of the drug, and medical waste like needles, tubing, and bags used during the compounding and infusing process.

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