Doctors in Glasgow are to investigate why some modern cancer drugs could put patients at greater risk of heart problems.
New chemotherapy drugs which target cancer cells to stop them growing blood vessels can cause high blood pressure.
This can impair the pumping activity of the heart, leaving patients at risk of heart failure, heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.
A major study is hoping to understand why this happens and how to prevent it.
Modern drugs have become increasingly effective in treating cancer and there have been major recent advances in their development.
However, a downside of stronger, more targeted treatment is that some patients develop heart problems as a side effect.
While it is accepted that cancer treatment has to be powerful, researchers believe they can identify those