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All Things Cardio-Oncology

All Things Cardio-Oncology

By International Cardio-Oncology Society
Here is a resource for expanding your understanding of the growing field of cardio-oncology in all its dimensions
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New ESC IC-OS Guidelines for Cardio-Oncology
Co-Chair for the ESC Guidelines and IC-OS Vice President Teresa Lopez-Fernandez discusses the development, value and impact of the definitive guidelines in the field of cardio-oncology. You can read the guidelines here: 
September 20, 2022
Radiation Therapy and Cardio-Oncology
In this episode we are replaying a recording of our IC-OS Australia chapter President Dr. Daniel Cehic. Originally recorded in October 2021 for the Medical Republic, we are glad to be able to repost this discussion about the impact of radiation therapy in cardio-oncology patients.  You can find the original recording here:
August 16, 2022
Pharma's Big Role in Cardio-Oncology
Leaders of the IC-OS Pharmacy Working Group Heather N. Moore, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, Clinical Oncology Pharmacist, Breast Oncology, Duke University Medical Center and Craig Beavers, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Science at University of Kentucky discuss the role of the pharmacist in the care of cardio-oncology patients.
August 16, 2022
International Perspectives on Amyloidosis Care
Dra. Roberta Szor hematologist at the Sao Paulo Cancer Institute – University of Sao Paulo and Dra. Ariane Macedo Chair of the Cardio-oncology clinic at Santa Casa in São Paulo and a researcher at Brazilian Clinical Research Institute discuss their work in Amyloidosis.  To view educational resources on Amyloidosis see:
June 16, 2022
Introducing the Washington Manual of Cardio-Oncology
The editors of the new Washington Manual of Cardio-Oncology (Daniel Lenihan, MD, Joshua Mitchell, MD, Kathleen Zhang, MD) discuss the contours and value of this important publication. Order the volume here:
May 05, 2022
Exercise as Cardio-Oncology Therapy
We are joined today by the co-chairs of the IC-OS Exercise Working Group to discuss the role of exercise as a therapy for cardio-oncology patients. Dr. Erin Howden is the head of the Human Integrative Physiology Lab, co-lead of the Physical Activity Program at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne Australia. Dr. Scott Adams is an assistant Scientist at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and exercise lead at the Ted Rogers Cardiotoxicity Prevention Program in Toronto, Canada. In this episode a reference was made to the following article: Florez Bedoya CA, Cardoso ACF, Parker N, et al: Exercise during preoperative therapy increases tumor vascularity in pancreatic tumor patients. Scientific Reports 9:13966, 2019
May 05, 2022
Developments in Pediatric Cardio-Oncology
The International Cardio-Oncology Society has a pediatrics working group led by Dr. Veronica Santos (Brazil) and Dr. Neha Bansal (USA). Today they discuss their experience and developments in pediatric cardio-oncology.
March 01, 2022
Cardio-Oncology Patient Perspectives: Susan & Kreena
Susan Strong - founding President and current Director of Patient Engagement for Heart Valve Voice US Kreena Dhiman - Cancer and heart failure survivor and cardio-oncology advocate
November 30, 2021
Dr. Eric Harrison and the beginnings of Cardio Oncology
Dr. Harrison is a cardiologist serving in private practice in Tampa, FL. He is the chairman of the board of the International Cardio Oncology Society and a pioneer in the field. In this episode he reflects on his own early experience, the growth and the future of the discipline. 
November 24, 2021
Advanced Heart Failure in Cardio-Oncology
Dr. Dharini Ramu, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, practicing advanced heart failure, leading the cardio-oncology program and serving as co-medical director of the Cardiac ICU.Richard Cheng, et al. “Implications of cancer prior to and after heart transplantation” Richard Cheng, Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Radiology at University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Program Director for the Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship, Director of the Cardio-oncology Program Related Articles: Richard Cheng, et al. “Implications of cancer prior to and after heart transplantation” Richard Cheng, et al. “Cardio-Oncology and the Intersection of Cancer and Cardiotoxicity: The Role of Palliative Care” Bhavadharini Ramu, et. al. “Heart Transplantation in Adriamycin-Associated Cardiomyopathy in the Contemporary Era of Advanced Heart Failure Therapies”
October 20, 2021
Global Cardio-Oncology Summit - Virtual 2021
Learn more about the Global Cardio-Oncology Summit 2021- Virtual as Steve & Arjun discuss the upcoming meeting with one of its principal organizers, Dr. Michael Fradley, UPenn, USA. 
September 17, 2021
The Role and Responsibility of the Cardio-Oncology Nurse
Steve & Arjun discuss cardio-oncology nursing with Anecita Fadol, PhD, FNP, FAANP, FAAN, Associate Professor, Departments of Nursing and Cardiology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA and RN Alison Macklin, Cardio-Oncology Specialist Nurse & Research Nurse University College London Hospital, UK. Text Book:
June 09, 2021
Guideline for Transthoracic Echo Assessment of Adult Cancer Patients
Dr. Arjun Ghosh, Dr. Susannah Stanway and Dr. Rebecca Dobson, co-authors of the new "BSE and BCOS Guideline for Transthoracic Echocardiographic Assessment of Adult Cancer Patients Receiving Anthracyclines and/or Trastuzumab" discuss their work. Read the Guideline here:
April 13, 2021
Interventional Cardiology and Cardio-Oncology
Today Steve & Arjun speak with Dr. Cezar Iliescu, Interventional Cardiology, Medical Director MD Anderson Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, President and Founder of INOCS (INterventional Onco-Cardiology Society), and Dr. Kostas Marmagiolis- Associate Professor of Cardiology at MD Anderson, and Interventional Cardiologist at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida about the pioneering work they are doing in interventional cardiology for cancer patients. For more information on their organization: Contact information: Dr. Iliescu: Dr. Marmagiolis:
March 02, 2021
Electrophysiology in Cardio-Oncology: EP in CO
Dr. Arjun Ghosh speaks with Dr. Michael Fradley Medical Director, Penn Cardio-Oncology Program, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Kaveh Karimzad Associate Professor Department of Cardiology, Director of Electrophysiology, Director of Cardiac Device (CIEDs) clinic at MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas about the role and opportunities in electrophysiology for the care for cardio-oncology patients. 
February 03, 2021
Arjun, Ashutosh and Amyloidosis
Dr. Ashutosh Wechalekar together with Dr. Arjun Ghosh discusses his work at the National Amyloid Center in London, including what they have learned about the diagnosis and treatment of Amyloidosis. Guests: Dr. Arjun Ghosh consultant cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre, University College London Hospital and the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute Prof. Ashutosh Wechalekar Professor of Medicine and Haematology, University College London and the Royal Free London NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust Links:  ICOS Webinars: Amyloidosis Resources:
December 10, 2020
The Patient Experience: Dennis Keefe
In this episode we hear about the cardio-oncology experience from the perspective of the cancer survivor.  Thirty years after cancer therapy, Dennis began to experience heart trouble. He put the pieces together and recounts his journey for us.
September 04, 2020
Virtual Cardio-Oncology Summit (VCOS) 2020
Teresa Lopez-Fernandez, President of IC-OS Spain discusses the upcoming Virtual Cardio-Oncology Summit (VCOS) October 1, 2020.  For further information:
July 28, 2020
Dr. Susannah Stanway: Cardio-Oncology in lower and middle income countries
Dr. Susannah Stanway Consultant in Medical Oncology in the Breast Unit at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust speaks about her work in cardio-oncology including her involvement with lower and middle income nations.  Information about the London Global Cancer Week can be found here: Article: "Baseline cardiovascular risk assessment in cancer patients: Cardio‐Oncology Study Group of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology in collaboration with the International Cardio‐Oncology Society" 
July 28, 2020
Cardio-Oncology in the COVID19 Era: Insights from Italy
Dr. Giuseppe Curigliano, Assoc. Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Milan, Italy, discusses Cardio-Oncology practice during the COVID pandemic with the President of ICOS, Dr. Daniel Lenihan, Washington University of St. Louis.
May 19, 2020
Developments in Pediatric Cardio-Oncology: Dr. Greg Armstrong
Dr. Greg Armstrong addresses recent research related to the impact of cancer therapies on survivors of childhood cancer. Below are links to some of the research we discuss on the program. For the full text of "Therapy-Related Cardiac Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors: An Analysis of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study" go here: For longterm follow up guidelines for childhood cancer survivors go here:
April 06, 2020
The First Cardio-Oncology Conference in Africa
Today we speak with Dr. Trishun Singh,  President of ICOS South Africa and Dr. Sebastian Szmit, President of ICOS Poland about the first cardio oncology conference on the continent of Africa. To learn more about Dr. Singh's work in South Africa go to:
March 13, 2020
IC-OS Cardio-Oncology Certification Exam
Dr. Daniel Lenihan has been working with a global team to create the first Cardio-Oncology certification exam. Here we learn more about the origin, purpose, and plans for this exciting development.  Application for the Exam can be found here:
February 26, 2020
Joe Carver Reviews "Therapy-Related Cardiac Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors"
Link to article:
February 13, 2020
The Benefits & Challenges of Establishing a Cardio Oncology Center
Dr. Roohi Ismail-Khan and Dr. Michael Fradley discuss their work in establishing the joint Cardio Oncology program at the University of South Florida and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, in Tampa, FL. They discuss the many advantages for patients who have access to programs like this.
December 20, 2019
Dr. Daniel Lenihan: History and Prospects of Cardio Oncology
In this our pioneer episode, we speak with Dr. Daniel Lenihan of Washington University about the history, growth and future of Cardio Oncology. 
November 14, 2019
All Things Cardio Oncology Trailer
Listen to a brief introduction about who we are and where we are headed
November 01, 2019